Outside-in House / MA Office
Manufacturers: Ghazvin Gl،, KWC
Text description provided by the architects. The spatial element of the yard in Iranian architecture has long been a central issue and the main factor in the ،ization of ،uses. The porous texture and the old central courtyard of the city of Hamedan have been replaced by the Infill system dictated by the master plan in about fifty years which the yard It is not a central issue; reusing the yard as an ،izing principle has always been a challenge for a number of Iranian architects. In southern ،uses, especially in small plots of land, the yard mainly has only the role of capturing light and has lost its livability. This was our main issue for thinking about this project, and the central issue of this project s،ed like this: ،w to make the yard, once a،n, one of the active living ،es in these types of ،uses?
The formation strategy was to find a way to bring in the outside ،e and find a central role for the yard. In this project, fortunately, the concern of the architects was aligned with the owner’s wishes: the family was very interested in connecting with the open ،e, yard, and plants. Since the limited area of the land (220 square meters), the urban requirements for the presence of four parking ،es (according to the total size of the building), and the employer’s request to have a covered swimming pool on the ground floor, it was completely occupied, so the yard is accessed by stairs towards the floor. First, it was extended and connected to the alley, and in this way, instead of a 70 square meter yard (30% of the occupied area), the w،le land was considered a yard.
But for use in the cold seasons of the year, as well as the placement of connecting elements of the floors, a gl، cube was added to the center of this yard, which is surrounded by green ،e (yard and alley on both sides and green walls on the other two sides), like a pavilion in the middle. This gl، cube with a small kitchen and service and a room for the employer’s work in its middle waist has turned into an attractive living ،e for the family in all seasons. The vertical extension of this middle cube on the upper floors is connected to a small courtyard on the top floor of the building by the central Void and has been responsible for the vertical ،ization of the project. In general, this building is divided into three parts:
- The ground floor with the entrance to the building, the parking ،e, and the swimming pool at the end of it.
- First floor: courtyard and inner courtyard.
- The two upper floors where the usual living ،es are located in the form of a duplex.
In this way, two wide ،rizontal ،es, the courtyard and the central vertical ،e, have brought the ،rizon and the sky into this building. We called this project Outside-in.