Location: Khaneh Darya,Mazandaran,Iran
Architect: Nima Mirzamohamadi , Nima Mirzamohammadi(Super Void Space)
Client: Saeid Rahbari
Design date: 2015
Completion date: 2017
Site area: 833m2
Built area: 330m2
Photographs: Parham Taghioff, Nima Mirzamohammadi
The Client is a middle-aged surfer who spent most of his younger years in Austria. During our initial deliberation of preliminary alternatives we discerned he desires something beyond the ordinary white cubic villas found in central Europe.
The project’s land is located in the southern east end of a square at the end of an alley, between the middle of two western and eastern alleys; 100 meters to the coast. So for the first step, we rotated the building form its center to the west, to both frame the sea’s dazzling sunset and also highlight the project’s entry.
For a client with such spirits, the room is only a place to sleep in, so we idealized to not restrict semi-public and multi-functional space to the ground level and deploy it as a fluid form in the project. With this strategy, we started development by placing spaces in the southern third of the building and in form of a box using identical materials. A box which at the top, accounts for bedrooms and bathrooms and on the bottom includes the kitchen and dining room.
Opposite this window, over the north terrace, we placed a Wnarrow gap so that during rainfall a small waterfall of raindrops, in combination with a view framed in the window, marks a very distinct experience.
In the home of a surfer, old surfboards should have a special place; so the eastern edge has widened the stair void and we set up a skylight on top of that so a special status is created for the boards and everyone, with each pass of the stairs, experience their presence more.
For the outer cover materials of the building shell, several options were evaluated and perhaps stone were the last of them, but there was a fundamental issue that ultimately led to it becoming our first option:
The fact that the sheathing covering the roof and walls must be made of the same material so the rotation of the shell is more dominantly visible.