shomali design's 'kujdane' cabin offers a new take on the typical A-frame

shomali design's 'kujdane' cabin offers a new take on the typical A-frame

iranian architecture group shomali design studio envisions its kujdane cabin among the forested region of northern iran. led by yaser rashid shomali and yasin rashid shomali, the design team expresses influence from its natural context to curate the contemporary cabin dwelling, a reinterpretation of the traditional A-frame typology. the wooden material palette is expressed with cool-toned interior elements, paired with a facade of full-height glazing to fit the dwelling’s curving profile.

shomali design kujdane cabin
images © yaser rashid shomali, yasin rashid shomali | @shomali_design



shomali design studio’s kujdane cabin is expressed with a centralized glass core which runs vertically through the heart of the building. this distinctive element serves to create a vertical connection between the sky and the ground plane, allowing residents to feel the passage of snow and rain through the interior of the house. beneath the elevated house, the rain and snow runoff drains through the vertical core into a small reservoir. while the feature introduces an exciting visual element to the interior, the pond below offers a natural cooling effect.

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project info:


project title: kujdane cabin

architecture: shomali design

location: gilan, iran

design team: yaser rashid shomali, yasin rashid shomali

completion: 2020

visualizations: yaser rashid shomali, yasin rashid shomali

  • Fantastic! Are the Building Plans For Sale? [email protected]

    Dec 15, 2020
  • Handsomely designed and executed. Quite curious on the maintenance of the glass through which rain and snow pass over years. Beautiful reinterpretation of the A-Frame.

    Nsenda lukumwena
    Dec 12, 2020
  • I like much of it. Two issues should be reviewed. The first is the long external metal tube of a chimney. That design is going to throw away much of the heat generated by the fireplace and will be a source of unwanted convection and condensation.
    The other issue involves the stairs. They look extraordinaily steep, and it doesn’t look like the handrails go all the way to the bottom four rungs.
    One final tweak to consider involves the bottom area. It isn’t going to be graddy or leafy, just wet and dark. If you bring that up a few feet and put in some sort of flooring, you could lighten the space and allow the poor owner to park his car there. This is property designed to be used in the winter, true? The owner will thank you for not forcing him/her to dig out that jeep every few days during February.

    Jack Bryar
    Dec 11, 2020
  • @jimmy Xi

    handrails are for noobs. snitches get stitches.

    Dec 10, 2020
  • Very elegant, modern and structural way of expressing shomal style cabin.
    Well done!

    Ana Atri
    Dec 09, 2020
  • It pains me to say; “I really like this one.” 40 years ago I could not get the idea out of my head. I was making doodles of A-frame homes. One day I awoke and looked at those stoopid, sloped walls to discover; the entire house would be like living in an attic! This so elegant and artful, I do not see the A-frame limitations. This is beautiful work both design and execution.

    Only a couple of things… you need handrails on that lower transition ..and, somehow our media gives the impression Netflicks would not be on the screen.

    Well done – some of the best work presented here recently.


    Jimmy Xi
    Dec 07, 2020

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