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Modern concrete-cast house in Iran’s garden city
Iranian architect Shervin Hosseini of Bracket Design Studio realises Villa 131, a geometrical building embedded into Isfahan’s green landscape
Modern concrete-cast villa in the beating heart of Iran: a series of stacked cubic volumes with picture windows allows for plenty of natural light
A modern concrete-cast residence was recently raised by the gates of Isfahan, one of Iran’s most stunning locations. Designed by architect Sherwin Hosseini of Bracket Design Studio, Villa 131 is a real oasis of relaxation lying remotely from the city’s hustle and bustle in favour of a lavishly green landscape.
To settle in a suburban area was a keenly pondered decision. Traditionally known as a garden city, Isfahan gradually collapsed under the progressive building development, with residents moving in neighbourhoods increasingly farer from the city’s beating heart. Same for the family owning Villa 131. Although adhering to rigid local ordinances limiting the buildable areas, Bracket Design Studio managed to create a 430 square-metre architecture thanks to an innovative trick: a subterranean level enveloped by a private garden, aimed to fulfil all privacy needs in the relax zone inclusive of swimming-pool and patio.
Speaking of interior layout, the modern single-family dwelling features concrete-cast furniture which interact consistently with the house exteriors. Geometrical modular units give the environment a minimalist and tactile twist, while wooden finishes paired with a bunch of design must-haves are set to enhance the feeling of warmness. Lastly, large picture windows flood the space with natural light.
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