reconstructed steel lodge by pragmatica emerges from the greenery in iran

reconstructed steel lodge by pragmatica emerges from the greenery in iran

Pragmatica Architectural Studio introduces OTAGH-E-SHEKAR

 

Pragmatica Architectural Design Studio introduces OTAGH-E-SHEKAR, a residential project that redefines a pre-existing buried room within the natural landscape of Alborz, Iran. Originally used for storage and seclusion, the room underwent an expansion process, transforming it into a multifunctional space that integrates seamlessly with its surroundings. The project initiated with the demolition of a stone retaining wall, allowing for the attachment of an extension, particularly for a thermal bath. The removal of the wall necessitated the installation of a steel framing structure to support the ceiling and soil above the old room. Material selection played a crucial role in the project, with raw iron chosen for its ability to integrate, expand, and differentiate within the existing foundation.

reconstructed steel lodge by pragmatica emerges from the greenery in iran
all images by Deed Studio

 

 

OTAGH-E-SHEKAR metallic villa interacts with its natural context

 

The design team at Pragmatica Architectural Design Studio aimed to create a unique atmosphere, deviating from conventional villa settings and focused on connecting with nature. The expansion evolved beyond the initial idea of a platform for relaxation, incorporating features like a thermal bath, a cooking area, and a fire pit. The metal room, concealed beneath the main villa, was strategically shaped from within, emphasizing the project’s inside-out perspective. The space, no longer merely a storage chamber for fishing equipment, now serves as a dynamic environment with various activation scenarios, encompassing a thermal bath, gathering area, and river-facing views—all emerging harmoniously within the landscape. The project unfolds as a nuanced intervention that reshapes the existing space, allowing it to organically expand and interact with its natural context.

reconstructed steel lodge by pragmatica emerges from the greenery in iran
the reconstructed hunting lodge and storage space immerse in nature’s embrace

reconstructed steel lodge by pragmatica emerges from the greenery in iran
the metal room redefines boundaries within its natural environment

reconstructed steel lodge by pragmatica emerges from the greenery in iran
metal sheets outline the expansion, defining the new space

reconstructed steel lodge by pragmatica emerges from the greenery in iran
the project visualizes the house’s connection with the garden and water

reconstructed steel lodge by pragmatica emerges from the greenery in iran
after demolishing a stone wall, the architects expand the room creating a ground-level thermal bath

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reconstructed steel lodge by pragmatica emerges from the greenery in iran

reconstructed steel lodge by pragmatica emerges from the greenery in iran

 

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project info:

 

name: OTAGH-E-SHEKAR
architect: Pragmatica Architectural Design Studio | @pragmatica_design_studio

lead architect: Mohammadreza Mohebali

project architect: Siavash Dastgerdi

design team: Ahmadreza Rahimof, Ziba Najafi, Kiana Kassaie

construction: Vira Building

special thanks to: Mazdak Salehi, Zahra Fathi

location: Alborz province, Iran

photography: Deed Studio | @deedstudio

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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