Amir Hossein Afzali



This project, situated in a breathtaking mountain setting just a short distance from the city of Tehran, offers a distinctive and exhilarating experience to its residents. It provides the best of both worlds: easy access to the city and its amenities, as well as the peace and tranquility of the natural surroundings. The building features five residential units on the first three floors and two duplex units on the last two floors. The duplex units are particularly special, offering a spacious and open floor plan with plenty of room for entertaining guests or simply relaxing and enjoying the views. Each of the two duplex units enjoys a private and secluded roof garden and pool, providing the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The duplex units are clearly distinguished in terms of the building’s volume compared to the lower floors. The reflection of the building program on the volume enhances the clarity and readability of the project and creates a modern quality. The purity and simplicity of the facade also contribute to this effect. In fact, the external appearance emerges from the internal logic of the building and not from an added and artificial façade layer. This clarity sets the building apart from conventional architecture and has a profound impact on the audience. The two vertical volumes raised above the horizontal floors, separated by a high terrace, form the main character of this building and give it a distinct appearance.

The south side of the building offers panoramic views of the valley, while the north facade overlooks the mountains. The concept of a panoramic view greatly influences the building’s appearance. The cubic volumes, transparent on only one side, resemble wide-open, searching eyes. Elevated above the ground floor, which has a neutral appearance, they maintain a distance from the ground and curiously observe the surrounding scenery. The diagonal blades of the terraces reinforce this playful aspect of the volume.

This project is ideal for families, couples, or individuals seeking a luxurious and unique home in a stunning setting. Its proximity to the city makes it convenient for commuting and accessing all the amenities that Tehran has to offer, while the mountain setting provides a peaceful and relaxing retreat.