Igol House is a holiday house built in Igol village in Iran for hikers.
Holiday is a time when work and the tensions of everyday are suspended. The design celebrates this state through the prolongation of time; it is a hymn to slowness. Inspired by multiple ideas behind the poetics of Persian Gardens, the existing terraces are transformed into polyphonic layered-gardens. The idea of layering is also extended to the interior. As a response to a cemetery which is in front of the plot, spaces are choreographed to activate the joyful relativity between the human body, gravity, and obliqueness.
This project has been longlisted in the rural house category of Dezeen Awards 2021.
Designer: Studio ilinx