Monochrome Iran design draws on Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier was the major influence on Iran firm RooyDaad Architects house who designed a weekend retreat from its r practice in Tehran.

Zahra Armand and Mostafa Omidbakhsh based the black exterior and white interior design on Le Corbusier’s Maison Dom-ino.

This 1914 minimal prototype for mass-produced housing was a two-storey building that would be made from concrete slabs supported by six thin columns with a simple staircase, but was never realised by the architect.

The couple wanted to apply this “simple and logical” design to their second home, which is located in West Zavat on Iran’s northern coast.

“Maison Dom-ino is an ever present ghost in contemporary architecture,” they said. “It is a perfect architectural prototype for an era obsessed with customisation and participation.”