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House Number 7

This project is located in Isfahan. Isfahan, a major city in central Iran, was the splendid capital of the Seljuq and Safavid dynasties whose legacies established Iran  as the cultural heart of the eastern Islamic world in terms of language, art, and architecture.

The 55 years old house was in serious need of renovation. Since we only had 100 days to design and rebuild, there was no opportunity to prepare renderings or any documentation before execution. Therefore, design and layout was done on site during execution.

The old plan of the house was divided into three parts, which had very little to do with each other. This made the house look depressing and dim and very small.

To increase the visual connection and open up the interior design atmosphere, architect had to replace several spaces with each other in order to create openings in some of the walls. The kitchen was replaced by the south bedroom, and a large opening was created between the kitchen and dining room, as well as a smaller opening between the dining room and the living room to improve the visual connection. The partition near the guest staircase was removed to create a more east-west axis from the living room to the living room. A new bathroom and staircase have also been built on the patio area, and on top of them, Client’s wife's studio has been built with a direct connection to the ceiling, a perfect place for an artist.

From about 2000 years ago, Iranian architects used arches in buildings, both indoors and outdoors. But suddenly, about 70 years ago, they left arches and began using cubic forms in buildings. The use of arches and curves in architecture and interior design has always been attractive to the viewer. Despite the variety of arches in the history of architecture, the semicircular arch gives the viewer a deep sense of calm due to its pure form. Therefore, semicircular arches was used, both externally and internally.

Brick texture is always attractive for any architect who has lived in a city like Isfahan, especially if the brick and texture are used in a modern way in design. After removing the plaster on the walls and ceilings, a very beautiful and old brick appeared that was very difficult to ignore. For this reason, changes were made in the design to use the beauty of these bricks, and some walls and part of the roof were left uncoated and exposed. A decision that increased execution speed and reduced some of the costs.

Recycling waste and materials is one of the duties of every human being. In interior design, with a little initiative, recycled materials can be used in the best and cheapest way. For this reason, old and disposed wood was used on the ceiling of the living room. It was completely free of charge, without the need for painting or coating. Cabinet handles were all made of old and disposable metal parts. The dark blue tile used on the floor is the famous blue tile of Isfahan, which is cheaper than ceramic and stone. It was also more in tune with the decoration atmosphere of the project.

A' Design Award :
IRON - 2021



Mrs. Sara Sartipizadeh 2018

Interior Design Award :
First place - 2019

© 2020 by Kamran Koupaei 

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