Text description provided by the architects.
Mazandaran local architecture at Northern district of Iran which has been affected by climate conditions has evolved and developed over time. Local architecture originates at districts where villagers settled. This architecture regarding the structure was completely dependent on the nature – that is to say, for construction of a building, all the components of the architecture natively have been prepared from the nature of the local region.
The employer’s demand is to create a space conforming to the local architecture while having a new view and experience of the space.
The project was going to be built on a site near the agricultural land and after surveying the site, a place overlooking the dam and the surrounding landscape has been selected for this purpose.
The final cover of the cabin was thatch and clay and straw (A type of plant fiber which has been used to cover the roofs of rural houses) for proper coordination with the background and maintaining the available space so that it can be in harmony with the rural houses left from the past.
Long gable roof has been used at cabin form to be close to the rural housing typology.
All points helping to establish better air flow is using columns, porches and high ceilings of cabins. In order to better control the cold season winds and rainwater drainage and provide general protection to the building, the sloping roof continues to the ground.
Thick walls which has been made of mud, clay and wood will have the heat kept best whenever it is required.
In addition, in order to be safe from possible water flow and heavy rainfall, the ground floor must be above ground level which would also protect the house from the inherent moisture of the northern wetlands and it also help to benefit from the open air flow in the summer.
The structure of the cabinet is made of metal structure for longer durability and less need for reconstruction.
Also, in the construction of the cabinet, aluminum insulation has been used under the wooden shell and on the metal structure in which there are air bubbles to help maintain the internal temperature of the cabinet in addition to the mentioned cases.
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