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Asara Villa, Alborz Province

Contemporary Karaj Residence, Building Project – design by Jafar Lotfolahii Architect

2 Mar 2016

Asara Villa Karaj

Design: Jafar Lotfolahii, Architect, of Point studio

Location: Karaj, capital of Alborz Province, northern Iran

Asara Villa in Karaj

Asara Villa in Karaj


90 percent of Iran’s total area is dry and semi-dry. In recent years the demand to live in green areas has intensified as a result the amount of construction in these areas has risen and contributes to environmental degradation. On this project there was a desire to preserve the environment as much as before construction and the main priorities for design was keep the natural environment. The important issue was a high density of green space which was a challenge.

To prevent the destruction of green space, the building set on a hillside. The Villa Asara is meant to provide a berth to become with nature, connection between nature and tranquil space. The site is located in a peaceful and quiet strait, near to the river and consists of two parts, the northward, without vegetation and 45 to 60 degree slope, the southward with flat land, two rows of poplar trees and landscaping throughout the site. The beautiful scenery surrounding the site, hillside enhance to maximize the panoramic vistas and maximum use of the site potential.

Asara Villa in Karaj

The main priorities for design was keep the natural environment and the function of villa formed based on extensive in two axis, Z pivot to enthrone the building and left the ground, Y pivot to involve in panoramic views so high level assigned to living space and low level assigned to sleep and guest space.

Asara Villa in Karaj

The project started in September 2011 in Karaj and finished in April 2013

Architecture, Building and Structure Design

For the stability of the building, has used the composition of the concrete structure with sheer walls and steel picket was used for the console. Facade filled with plaster and painted by white color as a clear background for the environment. For control natural lighting and climatic effects in southern and western facade has used thermo wood.

Asara Villa in Karaj

Length:17230 mm Width:16090 mm Height:6370 mm

Architect: Jafar Lotfolahi, Collaborators: Asghar Ahmadpour, Collaborators: Abdolah Qolami, Client: Moharam Ahmadi, Structural Engineer: Mohamad Ebrahimi, Mechanical: Asghar Sadati, Electrical: Mohamad Farmand, , and

Photographer Point Studio, Villa Asara, 2013.

Asara Villa in Karaj

Point studio

Architecture in each area and cultural context has its own standards, criteria, parameters and problems. Point studio plans to analyze the various needs of the customer through communication contradictory requirements of the site, customer demands, weather and technology. We understand that the best design comes not from a predetermined aesthetic, but reveals itself through a process of discovery.

Winner – Asara Villa a Villa by Jafar Lotfolahi is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2014-2015.

A’ Design Awards & Competition

Asara Villa in Karaj images / information from A’ Design Awards

Karaj is the capital of Alborz Province, Iran. Hosting a population around 1.96 million (2011) it is the fourth-largest city in Iran, after Tehran, Mashhad, and Isfahan. Wikipedia

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