Villa Kiani / Makan Rahmanian and Kamran Heirati

Courtesy of Karan Heirati

Villa Kiani is located in Mohammad Shahr region (near Karaj city). Designed by and Kamran Heirati the Villa’s interior spaces are designed to become an extension of the landscape. Follow the break for drawings and photographs of this project.

Architects: Makan Rahmanian and Kamran Heirati
Location: Mohammad Shahr,
Project Area: 500 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Karan Heirati

Courtesy of Karan Heirati
Courtesy of Karan Heirati

The site of the project is a garden of 4,000 sqm area and is surrounded by neighborhood gardens. The total area of the building is around 500 sqm of which 150 sqm has been allocated to exterior voids and semi-covered spaces.

sections + elevations

In this project the open exterior spaces are as significant as the interiors. The architects accomplished this by eliminating any suggestive distance between outside and inside. The result became a series of voids and volumetric projects that capture and define the landscape. Continuous views towards the X, Y and Z axis’s were created and the main spaces are organized between transparent layers extended by voids or semi-covered balconies.

Courtesy of Karan Heirati
floor plans
Cite: "Villa Kiani / Makan Rahmanian and Kamran Heirati" 12 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Sep 2014. <>


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    Good overall with some great moments throughout. Nicely done! I would on a personal level like more soft surfaces (throw rugs or some such) to break it up and create more comfortable areas contained within the whole, but that’s more dependent on the needs and wishes of the client than anything.

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    man be doostane hamvatanam va hamkaram tabrik migam ke kare fogholade ghavi ham az nazare tarahi va ejraee anjam dadan …makhsusan ke in kar yeki az karhaye ke ba tarahi modern ke dar iran hanuz kasi ziad anjam nemidahad ejra shode ,omidvaram ke dar ayande shahede karhaye behtar va ziadtari az shoma bashim

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    I should say that I have never seen like this in IRAN before.I am so happy that there are some people who consider of modern and contemporary style.It is really new in Iran.

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    Great visuals as always with many Iranian designers(well recent one)….Yet…didnt find it intresting as a residential place…too formal and rigid..Looks like an school or so.I am surprised why people who have the opportunity to design in Iran do not adopt the traditional architectural elements…do they think OOOHHH INA GHADIMIAN????shame…

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      I want to be critical,western forms at least it could have a bit of ancient touch from conceptual point of view.

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    If interested to sell it, I will be ready to purchase it. U can contact me by this email or let me have your contact no.

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    In Iran there are people that dont give a fu** about sacntions. But most of people cry for their health and hunger. Obama should realize that.

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