Today’s house, tomorrow’s apartment… Architects designed houses, which are categorized as artistic and cultural works of art and may morphologically be compared with real, abstract, and conceptual paintings or even love stories.
Afsharian’s house situated in Kermanshah, Iran, with a 3,350-square-foot land area is a three-story building belonging to a couple and their children (a son and a daughter).
Because the client’s prospective quest was to provide each of her children with a single and separate unit in the future, we've come to the conclusion that this building should be designed in a way that it could develop from home to apartment. This demand would require flexibility in plan and façade, which brought up a challenge for the designer to come to a solution that could look absolutely adequate, individually identified for the time, and still look elegant and well proportioned after the extension.
A sincere and simple project, yet with a unique exterior design, was the client’s other demand. Accordingly, with taking building height and width proportions into account, we've designed a square with a crack on it, converting the building into a sculpture emerging from the street. This solution not only exposes the entrance very well, but also responds to upper-level space divisions in a convenient way.
Respect to the passerby, which is a precious concept in Iranian traditions, emerges in this project as it has slightly leaned backward on the ground level. It also devotes a portion of private land to a public green zone. Therefore, the building has stepped forward from a normal residential building to a city landmark with an elegant and spectacular visual quality. This conversion has gone as far as transferring the subtle meaning of the project to the observer as well as the user and presenting them with freshness and respect.
The company of timber and brick provides the interior design and space organization’s friendly, pleasant, spacious, and amazingly bright environment. A suspended bridge provides a different environment in the project, from the entrance to the bedrooms over the atrium, as a circulation access that would infuse a thrilling feeling associated with safety.