Villa Exposure

Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
The essence of this project is the infusion of opposite elements in a uniform mass which has been achieved by combining a dominant white frame, a cube with iron oxide texture, and a glass wall, creating a dynamic & delightful interior with a wide view of the garden.
The south facade is where indoor & outdoor spaces are intertwined as the line between the two has been weakened via terraces that set back or extend from it. This allows for the continuation of spaces & their qualities, inside & out. Additionally, the user can continuously experience a dynamic relationship between the indoor spaces & the garden due to the combination of transparent & opaque modular cubic spaces.
The design’s focal point is an iron oxide cube which facilitates the vertical & horizontal access between different parts of the villa by a glass bridge and a staircase. The cube’s material represents the significant effects of the environment on architecture through time with its contrasting texture and color.

Ashkavand, Esfahan, Iran

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Applicant and author of the project
Azita Etminani Esfahani was born in 1985 in Esfahan, Iran. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture & has been practicing architecture since 2006. She is the founder of Naqsh Engar Atelier & has been a RA in Iran for over a decade. Her most recent accomplishments include 3rd place in the 2A competition in the residential category in 2022 for “Trust Home” & Official selected project in LICC 2022 for the same project.

Other participants
Photography: Ali Moghadam
Modeling & Graphic: Shaghayegh Bateni, Fateme Yazdani

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