Torkamandeh Villa

Best Project of Private Residence

About the project
First we want to learn how to see what was not present in a building. In this project we do not want to describe what audience could actually see. Rather, we want to see what ideas were implied by what was physically present. In other words, we are less concerned about the optical, what the eye sees, and more for the visual, what the mind sees. So “seeing with the mind” is the main intention.
This project discovers a moment in architecture in which there is an acknowledgment of the past, then breaks with the past, and finally links with a speculative of possible future. Although this building is not self-sufficient, it is based on eastern philosophy and becomes an autonomous form.
Inspired by the pattern of Iranian gardens and the study of their evolution, axes have been created which pavilion have appeared as the intersection of those axes. 

Tehran, Iran

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Applicant and author of the project
Saeed Shenakhteh is an Iranian architect. His portfolio includes product design, interior design, and redevelopment. His main field of study involves design processes and problem-solving techniques. he began his own practice in architecture 10 years ago. From 2006 to now, apart from his own practice in architecture, he works in his graphic design office. Also, he collaborated with other offices as a 3d artist. In 2021, he co-founded Shenakhteh studio in Tehran.