Inverted house

Best Project of Private Residence

About the project
The project is located in the northern villages in Iran. The project block of land is situated lower than the adjacent road, presenting design challenges. The client requested increasing the pad level in relation to the road.The earthwork for increasing the site level could result in obstruction of the view and excessive budget increase. Another challenge was to design according to the existing historical and cultural context of the area .Our solution for the challenges was to design an inverted house! In this way, the house is accessed through the roof which also plays the role of the front yard, without raising the pad level. This idea maintained the open view of the natural landscape and help to lower the construction costs. we have created an isolated yet connected space using the pitched roofs and then replaced sections of the roofs with planters for trees. Residents can take advantage of a naturally ventilated roofed terrace open to either side even on a rainy day.

Pol Sefid, Mazandaran, Iran

Project design year

Extra visual materials (photos, videos etc.)
Project data
Motion diagram

Applicant and authors of the project
Gelan architects.
Founded and directed by Mohammad Y. Kaafy and Mahtab Kasani, Gelan architects have been trying to achieve the national goals of the national energy strategy of the country by using sustainable architecture components in order to increase energy efficiency. it would definitely be said that this team is one of the few companies in the country that works in the field of energy efficiency optimization using modern simulation technologies in the building industry.
Principal architects: Mahtab Hassani, Mohammad Y. Kaafy.
Design team: Narmin Heydarnezhad, Soheil Alinazary, Reza Raad.

Other participants
Motion Diagram: Mohammad Reza Sabouri.
Visualisation: Shahin Shokri.
Mechanical Engineer: Mahnaz Mokhtarieh.
Electrical Engineer: Mohammad Nasiri

Status of the project
Under construction