Location: Hamidieh, Alborz Province, Iran
Architect: Padir Consulting Engineers
Design date: 2013
Completion date: 2014
Site area: 2200m2
Built area: 350m2
Architect: Saeed Mirmohammad Sadeghi, Ladan Zarei
Design Associates: Banafshe Zarei
CAD Drafting & Rendering: Nastaran Rouhipour
Construction Executive Manager: Abas Zolghadr
Executive Team: Amir Hosein Sedighi, Babak Noferesti, Farhang Mohamadi, Saeed Kamrish, Mohamadreza Mahmod Kalayeh, Shadman Mohamadi
Structural Engineers: Abas Zolghadr, Nasim Misaghi
Mechanical Engineers: Aref Samadi & Assosiates
Electrical Engineers: Ali Chahardouli
Landscape consultants and executive Team: Ebrahim Mohajer, Sara Hoseinkhani
Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation System: Damon Service
Photographer: Ali Daghigh
Villa No. 39
Within the scattered patches of the green lands, just west of Tehran, Villa No. 39, a two storey white building shaped with a combination of linear stone walls, sits in the north end of a rectangular lot, facing towards the surrounding nature and trees.
As a consistent design language, which is noticeable throughout the house, the exterior stone walls extend inside the house and create a sense of seamless connection between the exterior and the interior space.
The upper level balcony, which is an extension of the ground level balcony and its adjacent pool deck, is accessible both from the exterior stairs as well as the upper level interior space. The balcony functions also as a horizontal sunshade protecting the interior spaces from direct sunlight in summer while allowing sunlight to penetrate into the space in winter.
In the ground level, where the family would get together to sit, chat, and dine, the open space concept, with unobstructed view to the exterior, offers a sense of enclosed patio, overlooking surrounding nature and the pool deck. In the warmer seasons, when the sliding glass panels, which are located along the north and the south sides of the space, would mostly remain open, the interior space will turn to an extension of the pool deck and its surrounding nature.
As a family getaway house, since the ground floor level would be regularly used by the family and their friends to socialize, bed rooms are located on the upper level, completely insulated by a linear space, which creates a sense of departure from the more vibrant and active parts of the house to the bedrooms, where one would use to relax and take a rest.
Through concentration on integration between the built space and its surrounding natural environment, Villa No. 39 strives to eliminate the boundaries between interior and exterior space and enhance the relationship between indoor and outdoor space from two separate individual spaces to an inseparable architectural space.