the earth house in iran by azeri and lotfolahi centers around a courtyard

the earth house in iran by azeri and lotfolahi centers around a courtyard

located in kerman, the central part of iran, the private house designed by jafar lotfolahi and omid azeri is made of earth — the material has always been the most prevalent and important in this climate. soil, clay, and cement create a feeling of warmth and consistency throughout the two monolithic volumes, complemented by natural stone flooring.

jafar lotfolahi and omid azeri designboom



the volumes of azeri and lotfolahi’s house are predominantly solid and hidden from the outside, while transparent and open from the inner courtyard — they consist of two parts, one for winter and one for summer. the big opening in the second level of the building faces the yard and the pool in its center

jafar lotfolahi and omid azeri designboom


jafar lotfolahi and omid azeri designboom


jafar lotfolahi and omid azeri designboom





project info:


architects: omid azeri, jafar lotfolahi

team: mohamad hosein hamzehlouei, kimia khorakchi, abolfazl haydari, mahshad bagheri, sara samadi.

location: kerman, iran

date: 2018


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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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