for many, living inside a compact home or apartment complex is a comfortable or necessary reality. sarsayeh architects’ ‘kooshk house’ simultaneously provides the privacies of a family home with the feeling of being surrounded by nature. located in the small city of kooshk in isfahan, iran, the dwelling allows its residents to remain in close proximity with nature in a private space conducive to hosting social and familial gatherings. 

the kooshk house provides the privacies of a home and the feeling of being surrounded by nature
all images by farshid nasrabadi



‘in the first steps of thinking about the design, the client’s enthusiasm for nature led us to destroy the borders between the interior and exterior of the home’, explains the design team. because of the client’s demand to keep the inside totally safe from outside visuals, especially during ceremony times, it was not possible to maintain maximum transparency in the design.’ 

the house is located is located in the small city of kooshk in isfahan, iran



the design solution involved creating a flexible facade that could be opened to varying degrees throughout the day. this helps to maintain the interior temperature and levels of sunlight. natural elements found throughout the surrounding gardens are also incorporated in the interior’s design to bring nature inside the walls of the home. 

the architects focused their efforts on integrating a flexible facade

there is a continuity of nature from outside to inside the home

the design accommodated the client’s desire to hold social and familial gatherings 

natural elements found in the garden were also incorporated in the interior

the flexible facade helps maintain interior temperature and levels of natural light

the architects ‘destroy the border between the interior and exterior of the home’

light reflective surfaces make element of the interior seem larger



project info:


project name: kooshk house
architects: sarsayeh architectural office
main architect:  behnam sefidi
project location: isfahan, iran
completion year: 2017
cross built area (square meters or square foot): 470 sqm
design assist: hengameh akbari
contractor: mohammad ehsan bayanzadeh – farhad bahramipour
structural expert: mahmoud najafi almousavi
client: mojtaba lotfi



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