” Serene ” project is located in the suburbs of Isfahan city .The challenge of the project was to design a weekend villa for the client so that his family could relax in it every week. Our approach as a designer was to provide a new experience of lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Therefore, the design of this villa should be completely different from city apartments and be a place to create a sense of security and peace as well as creating memories for its users. This project was designed in such a way that open, semi-open and closed spaces can be created by that roof shell, and not just indoor spaces. Moreover, the second approach was to use the contextual architecture which reflects the forms, details and regional qualities of project’s surrounding. This villa fits into its environment and has some microclimate features based on its context. The city of Isfahan has a special architecture due to its location in hot and dry areas. The architecture of the city in the Safavid era was such that in order to prevent direct sunlight so the houses were built introverted. In addition to cultural and historical reasons, due to climatic conditions and greater control of exchange heat inside and outside central courtyards were existed. The central courtyard in the historical houses of Iran has been for bringing nature into the houses while paying attention to privacy, introversion and climatic conditions. In this project the form of the central courtyard has been changed to the contemporary one. It is among 3 parts of villa (private, entertainment and pubic zone) which connects them together. This villa is a representative of its context by its form, material and concept. It is completely designed adjusted with its climate conditions. Plus, the roof shell connects these 3 parts and creates semi-open spaces with various views for its users and gives a different space experience for gatherings. In the old architecture of Iran, especially in desert areas, ‘kahgel’ material or cob ( is a natural building material made from subsoil, water, fibrous organic material (typically straw and plaster of clay) was used in the walls.The material of this villa is also the same. Finally ,this project is under construction.
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Iman Aminlari was born in Isfahan, Iran in 1979. He is an Iranian architect and designer .He obtained his Master’s degree in Architecture Engineering from Azad University of Shiraz.Aminlari founded the architectural office Iman Aminlari Architecture Studio in 2006. He has designed various apartment complexes, residential houses, commercial buildings, public venues, and many other buildings and structures in Iran, particularly in Isfahan region. He was awarded in numerous architecture awards in prestigious domestic and international competitions such as : First place winner of the 2A Asia Architecture Award 2022 in interior design , winner of 7th Architecture MasterPrize (AMP 2022) in interior design, Honorable mention in IDA design awards 2022 , Honorable mention in Loop Design Awards 2022 , Official Selection in London International Creative Competition (LICC 2022), Medal of honor for lighting in interior design in the 7th art and architecture interior design competition in 2019 , Finalist of Asia Architecture Award (2A) in 2015, Third place in interior architecture of public spaces of biennial competition of Iran’s architecture and interior architecture 2013, First place in the office-commercial buildings in the 4th Iranian interior architecture competition in 2011, Selected design in the interior architecture of public spaces in the Third competition of art and architecture in 2011,Thirteen top designs of the interior design in the first art and architecture interior design competition in 2010, Second place in the commercial-administrative in Iranian interior architecture competition in 2010 , First place in the residential interior architecture of the 7th art and architecture interior design competition in 2010.
Lead Architect: Iman Aminlari , Assitant Architect: Morteza Hassanzadeh, Sara kalbasi, Rendering: Neda Bahador, Graphic and Presentation: Nahal Tafazoli Yazdi