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Mosha Twin Villa designed by Special Space Studio

The Iran-based architectural studio Special Space Studio has completed ''Mosha Twin Villa'' in 2017, that situated in Mosha a village in Tarrud Rural District, in the Central District of Damavand County, Tehran Province, Iran.

Architect's statement: Inspiration from vernacular architecture concepts is always a challenge for architectures. We believe that shouldn’t see this from formal perspective and in this project, we seek to apply Iranian vernacular architecture’s taste in modern space.

On the other hand, the client’s order is about designing two villas in one site. By designing a common yard and enclosing stairs which is combined with site energy, different stages in different levels was created. This leads us to a variety of open, semi open, private and public spaces that affects the interior spaces. This special consideration of site, caused a coexistence, companion and neighborhood of two villas.

Mosha Twin Villa designed by Special Space Studioimage © Parham Taghioff

Project is about design of two villas in a site with area of 2000 sq.m. And 40% slope. The important point in beginning of design is about locating zones on site and according to client order, the site was divided into 3 parts and the middle part is common area between two villas. In this area, we placed pool volume as a valuable element and two stairs that are backbones of design and dividers of each villa’s border. These stairs connect the lowest level of site to the highest level.

a twin villa in mountainous village in Iran image © Parham Taghioff

Mosha Twin Villa designed by Special Space Studioimage © Parham Taghioff

In the left and right side, we placed two villas so that they embrace the yard and stairs. Their public zones are facing to the common yard and private zones to site. According to this zoning, three levels of each block was created. Site stairs come to the landings in each level and lead to yards in front of openings.

a pool located at the side of the house image © Parham Taghioff

The possibility of water flow in the project was a positive result of sites’ high slope. Rain water moves in streams and stores in the ponds in lowest level of site. The roofs were sloped in different directions and large openings was created to answer to climate restrictions. Openings give the most view from the inside out and in reverse. In this way the visual privacy was obtained.

marble and wood use din the external facade of this home image © Parham Taghioff

a man walking down on steel staircase image © Parham Taghioff

black metallic staircase image © Parham Taghioff

night view of the house an a man in balcony image © Parham Taghioff

the house exterior illuminated with artificial lights image © Parham Taghioff

a man standing outside of the house near swimming pool image © Parham Taghioff

Mosha Twin Villa designed by Special Space Studioimage © Parham Taghioff

a pool with spectacular mountainous view image © Parham Taghioff

the aerial view of the villa from above image © Parham Taghioff

the living room with hanged lights image © Parham Taghioff

dining area located near living room image © Parham Taghioff

hanged wire with lights over sofa image © Parham Taghioff

great fabric sofa in the living area with television image © Parham Taghioff

spiral staircase made of stucco image © Parham Taghioff

spiral staircase image © Parham Taghioff

the outside pool view from kitchen image © Parham Taghioff

under ground floor plan

minus second floor plan

Ground Floor Plan

First Floor Plan

Site plan

architectural section

architectural section b - b

architectural elevation

east elevation

west elevation

black 2 east elevation

block 2 west elevation

Project name: Mosha Twin Villa

Archiecture firm: Special Space Studio

Project Year: 2017

Location: Mosha, Damavand, TehranIran

Architect: Mojtaba Tasallot 

Design Team: Mahyar Tasallot, Milad Sarhadi, Nastaran Hasani, Omid Deylami

Executive Team: Mohammad Tasallot, Reza Keshavarzian, Javid Bayat, Hossein Namazi

Photographer: Parham Taghioff

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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