Monochrome Iran design draws on Le Corbusier

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Le Corbusier was the major influence on Iran firm RooyDaad Architects house who designed a weekend retreat from its r practice in Tehran.

Zahra Armand and Mostafa Omidbakhsh based the black exterior and white interior design on Le Corbusier’s Maison Dom-ino.

This 1914 minimal prototype for mass-produced housing was a two-storey building that would be made from concrete slabs supported by six thin columns with a simple staircase, but was never realised by the architect.

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The couple wanted to apply this “simple and logical” design to their second home, which is located in West Zavat on Iran’s northern coast.

“Maison Dom-ino is an ever present ghost in contemporary architecture,” they said. “It is a perfect architectural prototype for an era obsessed with customisation and participation.”

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