Deylaman, Gilan, Iran
Iranian-based Ev Design Office wanted to revive small scale architecture and they succeeded by building this compact small-scale villa in the mountainous area of Gilan, in Iran. They created a structure that follows local architectural traditions by using contemporary materials that promote sustainability and take advantage of the nature itself.
The economic conditions of Middle Eastern countries have made small-scale spaces less popular. The existence of these economic conditions in the profession of architecture has also been influential. Therefore, it has caused a wave of small houses on cheap land. Therefore, this situation is a new challenge for the architects of our generation so that we can achieve the best possible result with the lowest costs.
In designing this villa, we chose metal as the main material of the building and tried to raise the building like trees that are separated from the ground with their trunks and create a sense of suspension in it.
So, one column, like the trunks of trees, separates the building from the ground and lift it up. We have also tried to do the least damage to nature. Despite the small scale of the building (45 m²), we tried to create a practical and suitable space for spending the weekend. The presence of a large balcony in this project allows the user to spend more hours in the heart of nature and enjoy it.
Although hot and dry climate prevails in most parts of Iran, the southern coast of the Caspian Sea has climatic advantages of this region.
The findings show that design strategies based on traditional architecture are still applicable in the temperate humid climate of the region and can lead to low-energy buildings. Construction of small buildings In the past, this climate was common in the warehouse of agricultural products. Our project was formed by adapting to the local architecture and the needs of the client.
Project: The Tiny Home in Deylaman
Architects: EV Design Office
Photographers: EV Design Office