UP Villa by Arsh [4D] Stuio
Located on a severely sloped plot in the mountainous terrain of Abali in the Tehran Province in Iran is the UP Villa – a luxury retreat designed by Arsh [4D] Studio. The enormous residence consists of three stories designed and decorated in the contemporary style. As you will easily notice from the pictures, the design of this home is focused on surrounding the living spaces in nature. The dominance of the nature theme is the first thing that this design makes very clear and with good reason because the area in which the UP Villa is located is characterized by its beautiful and undisturbed wilderness.
From the architects: “The project site is located on sever sloped ground in mountainous areas around Tehran (Abali).
This area is characterized by its wilderness and few constructions. And the dominance of nature is the first thing that will appear.
The design emphatically focuses on suspending the main spaces in nature.
The 8-meters length cantilevered box located in south side of the house, is an architectural flight in the nature that merges living spaces and two main rooms with the surrounding environment.
Simplicity of the spaces accentuates humility towards the nature; moreover, outdoor living spaces overwhelms inhabitants with sense of presence in surroundings and maximizes the dialogue between open and enclosed spaces.
Due to high footprint ratio on the site and to achieve the goal of continuing the enclosed/ open dialogue, a parcel was added to the east side of the building which connects to the villa through the mid yard. In addition, the mentioned dialogue between enclosed and open spaces had been chased through the use of dark and light materials and textures.”