ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Iran
  5. ReNa Design
  6. 2013
  7. Afsharian's House / ReNa Design

Afsharian's House / ReNa Design

  • 01:00 - 4 February, 2015
Afsharian's House / ReNa Design
Afsharian's House / ReNa Design, Courtesy of Reza Najafian
Courtesy of Reza Najafian

Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kermanshah, Kermanshah, Iran
  • Architect in Charge

    Reza Najafian
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Design Team

    Maryam Najafian, Maryam Gholami, Mohamad Hosein Hamzehlouei, Sadaf Deylami, Mina Nazmjou
  • Construction

  • Construction Drawings

    Maryam Gholami
  • Electrical

    Behrouz Faghihifard
  • Structure

    Ali Naghavi
  • Mechanical

    Amir Ali Akbarnejad
  • More SpecsLess Specs
Courtesy of Reza Najafian
Courtesy of Reza Najafian

From the architect. Today’s house, tomorrow’s apartment…

Architects designed houses, which are categorized as artistic and cultural works of art, may morphologically be compared with real, abstract and conceptual paintings or even love stories.

Courtesy of Reza Najafian
Courtesy of Reza Najafian

Afsharian’s house situated in Kermanshah-Iran with a 312sqm land area is a three-storey building belonging to a couple and their children (a son and a daughter).

Courtesy of Reza Najafian
Courtesy of Reza Najafian

Since the client’s prospective quest was to provide each of her children with a single and separate unit in future, we’ve come to a conclusion that this building should be designed in a way that it could develop from home to apartment. This demand would require a flexibility in plan and façade; which brought up a challenge to the designer to come to a solution which could look absolutely adequate and individually identified for the time and still look elegant and well-proportioned after the extension.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

A sincere and simple project yet with a unique exterior design, was client’s another 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 levels space divisions in a convenient way.

Courtesy of Reza Najafian
Courtesy of Reza Najafian

Respect to the passerby, which is a precious concept in Iranian traditions emerges in this project as it has slightly leaned backwards on the ground level. It also devotes a part of private land to 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 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.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

Interior design and space organization’s friendly, pleasant, spacious and amazingly bright environment is provided by the company of timber and brick. Experiencing a different environment in the project from the entrance to the bedrooms is provided by a suspended bridge over the atrium as a circulation access that would infuse a feeling of thrill associated with safety.

Courtesy of Reza Najafian
Courtesy of Reza Najafian
Cite: "Afsharian's House / ReNa Design" 04 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
Read comments


Maryam · February 15, 2015

Quite refreshing to see such an elegant yet simple facade. interesting to see such work is happening in Iran, i hope your people value your design intent and not to bash you as a typical middle eastern manner.

Zega · February 13, 2015


rachid · February 12, 2015

striking street composition.

sasan · February 10, 2015

Only the facade design!

Hunter · February 09, 2015

I definitely like the facade, but that's pretty much all I have to say about it. Looks pretty cold and hard on the inside, to be honest. Maybe if the pictures showed what the space looks like when it's lived in, I'd be more positive.

fredy · February 09, 2015

please change in the ground floor the grass, HAVE YOU EVER PLAY LOS SIMS?
in my opinion in a big mistake the use of the wood , so many kinds of it

Leila · February 06, 2015

To be honest I don't like it. for me- despite the claims- it seems it has an offensive pose toward its context, in other word it's a valley in neighborhood scale in a same way the entrance is a valley on the scale of the project. But to be fair bridge idea is lovely.

maryam · February 10, 2015 06:06 AM


Frank · February 06, 2015

Such an interesting piece of architecture

vahid · February 05, 2015

waste of woods..

Jimmy · February 05, 2015 07:23 PM

You're a waste of skin


Comments are closed

Read comments