Villa In Darvishabad / Pouya Khazaeli Parsa

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Architects: Pouya Khazaeli Parsa
Location: Darvishabad, Mazandaran,
Client: Nastaran Shahbazi
Structure: Peyman Khezri
Project area: 240 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Mohsen Jazayeri

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This project is a spatial dialog between traditional Persian Architecture and aspects of modern architecture. It creates an architectural space through the incorporation of modern architecture tenets with traditional Persian architecture.

© Mohsen Jazayeri

The diagram shows how this combination can happen in a coherent way, to make a new space which has got a new and different quality from what it has made from.

Cite: "Villa In Darvishabad / Pouya Khazaeli Parsa" 12 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Sep 2014. <>


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    I’m so happy cause I see that Iranian Architects could be successful in the world.Congratulation!:D :D

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    simplicity wins again!!!…
    what if the columns in the stilted floor at the base, were to be recessed inwards just a bit, to effect a more stronger “cube” presence…??? would infringe into the interiors above, but that could be detailed out…

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    simple, but outstanding piece of architecture! I love the concrete structure, but agree with Jim’s comment about recessing the columns to emphasize the box. The roof terrace is very introverted, I would prefer to have views out, but I guess this has to do with the Iranian culture of privacy.

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      I think recessing the columns would emphasize the cube true … but at the same time it’s kind of the obvious thing to do and would make the project look like all the rest of the residences published nowadays with this approach. I like the simplicity as others above said. It feels like an honest approach which I respect.

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    I find the interior a little bit strange, but still i like the structure configuration.
    Nice project

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    this one is horrible
    what is this strange glas structure in the middle?
    the proportions are a bit weird as well
    but nice try

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    The windows are silly, it has too much corners, the idea is really rude, lol the columns in water, but it works.

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    It doesn’t look very comfortable or practical, for ex. that’s quite a narrow entrance (think of moving furniture in…) and those stairs don’t look very safe.
    Reflecting the architect’s ego shouldn’t interfere this much with the structure’s function.

    And for what concerns form, it’s not beautiful at all, far more elegant works can be created through hybridizing traditional architecture.

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    seems as though the form is driving everything…the terrace above i would imagine an uncomfortable space, the interior seems to be neglected and a result of the desire to create a clean exterior…contrast between awkward interior and clean exterior…conflict of ideas, a bi-polar house?!…design inside and work outwards i say

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    Bravo! Chapeau!
    Beautiful, really nice to have a look at the blueprints, too.

    Greetings, DADA.

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    Furniture goes in through the big windows on the corners…
    although it doesn’t seem to interest me, rather kind of gloomy, but…
    It is an experience, so let it be.

    There is one negative point here, and that is the heating system, I would definitely kick it out!!

    To the architect, is there anything special about the client or her request?

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    kind of mixture of modern architecture and iranian culture…
    with an intresting STRUCTURE!

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