Isfahan H to V House / CAAT Studio
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Producers : Bahareh Ceramics, Hassan Anari, Hesam Kazemi, Namachin Brick
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The H to V House is situated in a high-density city block within the metropolis of Isfahan-Iran. The undertaking‘s design corresponds to how conventional spatial relationships in a traditional Isfahan House could be reworked into a contemporary home inside an city block, while sustaining the identical conventional circulation considerations and essence of house. Isfahan is taken into account one of many world heritage cities, which homes a number of the greatest Iranian architectural and concrete house monuments. The folks of this metropolis have coexisted with multi-cultural and spiritual diversities for a lot of centuries, and due to quite a few cultural and spiritual influences, they’ve constructed a really advanced and particular behavioral sample.
This undertaking created a chance for us to attentively examine the habits and the social relations of an Isfahani household, in its genuine conventional type. This enabled us to design a home that greatest suited its city context and maintained a key spatial circulation inside the home which is imposed as a mirrored image of their cultural habits. The undertaking is situated on a plot of land with an space of 300 m² in a dense context, meant for middle-class households. The land is neighbored from three sides and the municipality dictates that the utmost land occupancy is 60%, the constructing needs to be located to the North of the plot, and that the selection of fabric, and coloration, … are in keeping with their restrictions
CAAT studio discovered the reply to the undertaking in redefining the normal Isfahani homes in a contemporary context. Typical former homes in-built Isfahan include two components, The “Andaruni”(Non-public Zone) and the “Biruni”(Visitor Zone) that are interconnected by a service hall. The “Andaruni” situated in the back of the home, is taken into account the household’s non-public area with bedrooms and a small household yard. This section of the home may be very easy, and it is exempt from extravagant decorations. However, the “Biruni” is a big reception room that’s meant for visitors and occasions, it’s situated in entrance of the home which normally overlooks the entrance yard, and is deliberately very wealthy in decorations and delicate architectural particulars.
On this undertaking, as a result of restrictions imposed by the plot measurement and the allow restrictions, we turned the everyday horizontal plan diagram of conventional Isfahani homes with “Andaruni and Biruni house” right into a vertical composition, thus consequently naming the undertaking H to V home. The Andaruni house is ready out on two flooring in a quite simple method and has a non-public courtyard connecting them on the again just like a conventional Isfahani House. The “Biruni Area” then again is designed in a complicated formal method overlooking the entrance courtyard, becoming a member of the 2 areas is a double-height vertical hall that embraces the service space of a conventional residence. To conclude this undertaking has introduced collectively a” House” the place its occupants can nonetheless expertise a contemporary dwelling house that’s nonetheless in step with the textural id and heritage.
Together with the concept of the undertaking, selection within the selection of fabric coloration could be seen in each Visitor and Non-public zones. (white brick in vertical rows, grey brick in horizontal rows). Within the Visitor zone, the white brick shell covers the within and outdoors of the undertaking with a plastic form, in order that the construction and materials have been merged, and the non-public zone, has shaped as a grey brick field.