Barsav Concept & Construction recently has completed the Pipe Cottage in karaj, Iran. The aim of this project was to construct a villa which suits of characters and interest.
Considering the site situation, which is close to an aluminum pipeline factory. The villa was built using the pipelines as native material. Initially the building consists of a box which is built as a frame made of pipelines. The pipe walls were filled by soil. For the ceiling to avoid weight trapped air was used as thermal insulation. In order to make an attractive roof top and direct rain water, the roof consists of two angled planes in 2 different directions.
2 brick vault have been added to the design to construct the kitchen counter, fireplace and the library.
Considering the region is windy and there are farmlands around the villa special windows have been installed on the ground in order to direct wind from the ground into the villa.
These ground windows would be closed during winter and cold seasons.
Villa has been build on the southern part of the site to use southern light and to have the view of Takhte Rostam. This led to existence of a private yard behind the villa.
This yard was designed according to our needs and interests. (Fireplace, seat around it, BBQ and…)
Died tree which already existed in the yard was covered by textile to make a shaded area. Pathway to the building was designed by using barrels which were installed into the ground.
+ Project credits / data
Project: Pipe Cottage
Location: karaj, Iran
Architects: Barsav Concept & Construction
Designer: Alireza Assadpour
Design associates: Pegah Sheikh akbari, Vahid Afshar, Ashkan Ahmadi
Constructed area: 35 sqm
Project year: 2010