"Vaulted Villa" by KRDS Architects Overlooks the Caspian Sea

Details found in Ancient Iranian architecture informed this new home, designed by KRDS Architects for a seafront location in the city of Royan.

Named “Vaulted Villa”, the project features distinct vault-shaped zones, which from above appear as two tunnels. The property looks out onto the Caspian sea, with fresh air flowing throughout its widows and light flooding from both its north and south-facing windows. In order to regulate temperatures, the east and west sides are mostly closed, shadowing sunlight on certain areas of the building.

On the ground floor, a living room; dining room; bedroom; bathroom; storage space; and kitchen are located. A largely open-plan system has been implemented, enabling the space to feel vast and bright. Outside, a decked area leads out onto a pool and garden. Upstairs, the architects have included another bedroom and bathroom, a designated TV room, a wardrobe, a pantry and a terrace. Whether you’re on the outdoor terrace or sat inside, huge windows allow for expansive views out onto the sea. Color and material palletes are neutral, allowing focus to remain on the building’s unusual form and natural setting.

“Iranian architecture is formed in two forms vaults and domes, and double-shell domes can be considered the culmination of such structures,” the architects say. “In this project, we have come up with new combinations of vaults, by cutting and rotating the vaults in perpendicular directions and placing them on top of each other so that a load of each is supported by the lower arch.”

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