Studio Class at AA School of Architecture
Studio Class at AA School of Architecture

SUSTAINABLE HOUSE

This project was developed by Shervin kiani as a student from Islamic Azad University South Tehran Branch and was submited to the WAS awards 2017 under the Housing category.

SUSTAINABLE HOUSE

The project is formed out of two general ideas:

1-Empty space (yard)

The Iranian architecture is called empty space architecture. In it, we always pass through an empty space into another empty space. In other words, the spatial structure of traditional Iranian cities is based on the continuity of empty spaces; this empty space has been found in the traditional houses in the form of a courtyard. Consequently, the design of the yard has been considered as the main formative element of the design.

2-Sustainability

The house area is considered as two distinct parts in order to access light and ventilation and to further coordinate with the topography of the land which includes the public and private arena. Each of these sections has the same approach with a sunken courtyard, tree, pool (howz) and fountain. In summer, water causes coolness and humidity in different places and in winter it absorbs the heat of the day and returns it to the environment during the night. The eastern-western façade protraction and the full transparency of the southern side allow the use of needed southern light, and the protrusile roof prevents the direct and vertical summer sunlight.

Windcatchers are oriented towards the southeast in accordance with the climate and wind direction of the city of Yazd. Moreover, in order to prevent the desert dust from entering and more cooling, the little pools and fountains are located in the wind direction.

With regard to the design purpose, the use of wind, water, light, and earth, as well as the local materials, has brought about a great harmony with nature.