Name: Damavand Villa-Roydad House
Location: Oreh street, Cheshmeh ala street, Damavand, Iran/
Architects: Hossein Namazi, Mojtaba Tasallot
Design team: Marzieh Mehranfar, Mehdi Arab Ameri
Site area: 800 sqm
Built area: 180 sqm/
Type: Residential, Renovation, Interior Design/
Structure: Ebrahim Taheri/
Mechanical / Electrical: Alireza Mahbob
Construction: Gera studio
Executive Manager: Gera studio, Hossein Namazi
Executive team: Mehdi Arab Ameri
Supervisor: Hossein Namazi
3D/ Graphic: Marzieh Mehranfar
Photos: Deed studio
Budget: 12.500 USD
Client: Mahmoud Arash
Award: Honorable mention in Memar Award, in the renovation category, 2019
Roydad mansion - A Villa Refurbishment in Damavand
An old style Villa, with stylish bearing walls over 2 floors, within Damavand district, needed a fresh structural and architectural attention. The requirements were, to keep the existing building’s boundaries, providing a larger living room and reception area, in ground floor, for a family to enjoy their weekends. In addition, the design should provide a higher ceiling for the newly designed reception/living room.
Taking into account, the building regulations and the client’s requirements, we started sculpting the house around the desired programs, thereby playing with the fundamental architectural elements and principles (form, space, etc.), taking away the usual references by using different ceiling heights, light and other elements. Therefore, three approaches were proposed in our design. First, by imputing an “Open kitchen reception area” in first floor, which serves as the spatial core.
Next was, while employing the building's old structural elements, strengthening some part of the structure, developing and converting the loft and provide Last but not least, was to “ provide a flow between internal and external spaces of the building “ by taking the structural design in place, carefully removing the external wall between the balcony and living room and replace it with glass bi-folding doors, and level up the balcony to living room to provide a nice flow.
The final touches, gave the villa, an extended entrance hallway, and a newly designed chimney to match the contemporary designed mansion, which provided a warm and welcoming atmosphere to guests.
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