Iran-Namakabroud-‘ Va House ’
“Khaneh VA” project is designed on the land of 389.55 sqm in one of the northern villages of Iran, in Mazandaran province, Namak Abroud city. This land overlooks the sea from the north and the mountains from the south.
The main challenge of this project was the existing building structure. The architect wasn’t designed based on a slopping roof according to the climate context (moderate and humid) in the initial design. Because of this reason, our team had to control the surface water of the roof with special cement-based insulation and also tried to control the rain by designing Cavity walls around the project.
The project’s most important vision is to reduce the side that involved rain and wind by increasing the volume on the northwest side so that the construction turns its back to the wind and rain in cold seasons. We designed a linear courtyard in the middle of the first floor that connected the north to south of the project and formed natural ventilation due to the high humidity.
This covered corridor was controlled by smart windows for cold seasons, and in hot seasons, by opening the bedroom’s doors to this linear yard we have natural ventilation and suitable wind. The problem of humidity was solved with the flow of air. This space will play the role of a seasonal terrace. This idea was carried out on the floor of the project by using “Nakash” design in such a way that by creating an empty space between the foundation and the ground floor and passing air through it, the rise of surface moisture is prevented.
In the design of the plan, due to the presence of columns in inappropriate places, these rigid columns were covered with soft and curved walls, so that while the spaces are divided visually, people can experience a unified space.
By displacing the stair box from the eastern wall to the western border, first of all, the light catcher of the project increased, secondly, the dynamic path of the house was separated from the pause space of the project. also in the program of planting trees Attention was paid to this issue, By reducing the planting of trees on the southeast elevation and increasing the number of openings, we will have fresh air in hot seasons. In general, the design of this project is based on the context of the region and our effort has been to use the favorable wind in the best way, that’s why this project was named “VA”, which means wind in the northern dialect.