Lavasan, Tehran, Iran

Saya, which means shadow, is chosen from the local dialect of the project’s owner’s hometown. The reason for choosing this name was the effective shadows that were formed on the formal structure of the building due to the sunlight during the day or external lighting at night.
The process of creating the main form in the project was based on the local and cultural studies of Targh Roud village, the client’s birthplace, as well as the family’s behavior of the owner of the project. A culture of behavior was formed that is very simple, governed and limited in relationships outside the family, and very bold, dynamic and homogenous within the family. The process of forming the project is such that with the external layer of the project, it observes a calm and regular relationship with the audience, and the central core of the project induces intimacy, dynamism and companionship through filing and emptying as well as soft curves.

The Saya villa project has a powerful and calm exterior and a dynamic and intimate interior rooted in stone and represents originality and effort. A root immersed in color and a free and suspended figure. A formal and very impressive mass that responds to all the functional spaces of architecture.

The layout of the project’s functional spaces and internal forms originates from Iranian behavior and culture and the needs of a family life, respecting centrality, privacy and hierarchy, along with a suitable combination of form, texture and color, along with a respectful look at nature alongside modern life.

Architect: Davood Salavati

Design Team: Amirali Sharifi

Interior Design: Hossein Mohammadpour, Nazli Azarakhsh

Technical Drawing: Mahsa Aghahasel

Presentation: Mona Monadi, Mahsa Aghahasel, Hamed Aliasgari

BIM Coordinatoor: Shayan Bashiri

BIM Modeler: Kimia Shahryari

Visual Artist: Hossein Mohammadpour