Artificial landscapes within architecture.
Kouhsar (Mountain) Villa in Tehran, by Next Office.
The overall structure was calculated and modelled with structural software. Next, for the manufacturing process, vertical trusses were designed to fit the architectural form. Later, vertical and horizontal CNC-milled surfaces were located on the trusses (each 50 cm). Between each, two surfaces were filled with polystyrene sheets.
Based on a structural study, a net of armatures was placed on the CNC-milled sheets, then a thin metal mesh of 5cm x 5cm was attached to the net. Shot Crete concrete was then shot on to the resultant assembly.
To avoid any probable cracks, a plastic mesh covered the whole facade skin. Finally, finishing jobs were performed to smooth the final surface before it was painted by Jotun Colour.