This Sculptural Concrete Villa Is a Stunning Ode to Deconstructivism

Sisangan Villa is a gorgeous residence sheathed by concrete slabs and the surrounding landscape.

Nathaniel Bahadursingh Nathaniel Bahadursingh

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From above, it looks like an ornate pile of concrete slabs, appearing more like an art installation or pavilion than a home. Perhaps it’s both. Slotted somewhere between sea and forest within Iran’s Sisangan province, MADO Architects’ conceptual Sisangan Villa envisions a residence centered around privacy, bold geometry, structure and surrounding vernacular architecture. 

In order to provide this element of privacy, a deconstructed cube form as a construction boundary was shaped. By detaching the cube’s sides from their intersection and rotating them, in addition to creating the interior space of the villa, light and the surrounding nature become involved in the project. As a result, a connection between inside and out is reinforced and the built form is extended into the landscape. 

The Sisangan Villa’s oblique, sloping walls provide enclosure on an east-west axis, their colliding planes informing the project’s roof. Disjointed yet connected, the residence conveys two characterizations both in its structural makeup and visual aesthetic. This opens it up to the surrounding environment while serving its essential function as a home. In all, the Sisangan Villa crafts dialogue and seamless balance between it and the region’s architectural language.

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