Two curving wings are a feature of a house in Tehran by Iranian studio Next Office that splits in the middle to create
The unusually-named three-storey Villa for Younger Brother is located in Lavasan, an affluent area northeast of the city.
The unusual shape was designed by Next Office to give residents an outdoor space that is screened from the view of neighbouring properties. Also the split at the centre of the building enabled the architects were able to provide a generous terrace with a small pool at its centre.
“The choice of this sectional configuration is very much informed by the long history of sloped roof construction in northern Iran,” explained Next Office, which is led by architect Alireza Taghaboni
“The redefinition of the sloped roof, through the lens of exaggeration, allows for contradictory spatial experiences to emerge in different interior moments.”
Both of the above-ground floors feature open-plan areas and rooms that are only partially enclosed.
The majority of living spaces occupy the ground floor, with a lounge in one wing and the dining area in the other. Glass walls allow both of these spaces to open out to the terrace.