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Snail Shell Retreat / Rafati Associates

The ?Snail shell retreat? is built in countryside, 45 kilometers to the southwest of Shiraz, Iran. It is designed as a holiday home for relaxing, getting away from city life, and holding family gatherings. The house has a small courtyard and is designed for introvert/extrovert use. Its spaces are in a snail shell formation, which is why its residents have called it that.

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Architects: Rafati Associates

Location: Iran

Lead Architects: Amir Hossein Rafati

Area: 105.0 m2

Project Year: 2018

Photographs: Rafati Associates

Client: Ali Rafati

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Text description provided by the architects. The ?Snail shell retreat? is built in countryside, 45 kilometers to the southwest of Shiraz, Iran. It is designed as a holiday home for relaxing, getting away from city life, and holding family gatherings. The house has a small courtyard and is designed for introvert/extrovert use. Its spaces are in a snail shell formation, which is why its residents have called it that.
© Rafati Associates

Because the area has a semi desert climate with low precipitation, gardening is difficult and only some specific resistant plants can be grown. Therefore, the idea was to design a specially treated small garden adjacent to the building to make growing flowers and ornamental trees possible. This courtyard is where the internal spaces mostly open to. It provides a gree...
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