In the village of Mosha, in Tehran, Iran, Architects Lida Almassian and Shahin Heidari of New Wave Architecture have created a stunning piece of what I would term, both residential and experimental architecture.
On a steep and slopy site near the Alborz mountain range, the 260 sqm, mosha house shoots forth from the incline of the ground as three cantilevered concrete boxes sitting atop one another, with each rotated to a specific angle giving clear, unobstructed views of the surrounding vista. Each of the volumes are connected by an inclined spiral staircase within a cylindrical shaft centrally located within the structure. This incline offers an oblique view from between all three levels improving the residents interactions within the house. The boxes are rotated at angles that allow the roof of one volume serve as a terrace to the volume on top of it.
On the third or ground level, we find the main entrance to the house along with 2 bedrooms and a single car garage. Going down to the second level we find the living area and kitchen as well as 2 fairly large terraces, one facing the rear of the site and the other looking out to the mountain range. On the last and final level, you have, surprisingly a sauna, bar and swimming pool. Wood floors and Floor-to-ceiling windows are the order of the day to ensure a natural feel and the admittance of the maximum amount of light and the spaces. The large windows also help to frame the panoramic views that the residents enjoy. Learn more about the project and the architects, here.