The House That Razavi Built

Combining the Simple and the Complex to Create Liveable Beauty

Senior Project Manager at FTL-Happold, Alireza Razavi, has collaborated on many high profile architecture projects and now is in charge of designing and building specialist light weight constructions. His work is varied, futuristic, clean and deceptively complex – behind the defined shapes, studios make sense of a modern way of life and houses recapture the warmth of a ‘home’ encapsulated in architectural minimalism.

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A House For A Photographer, completed in 2013, is particularly striking due in part to it’s location – surrounded by acres of overgrown grass and lined with trees, but also due to it’s fluid structure. Intended as both a summer house and studio, the space had to be practical but allow for inspiration and provide space to create – it had to connect home life and work life but also keep them individually defined. Every window captures a different perspective, offers you a different take on life while letting light stream in. The size and positioning of each seems to bring the outside in, creating a feeling of tranquillity and a connection with nature.

Inside high ceilings allow for air, creating a seamless flow, and the abstract angles of the house itself are mirrored in the furniture. The beauty here is undeniable, the merging of simplicity and a meticulously thought out structure have allowed Razavi to create a space to live, to laugh and to invent without clutter or confusion.

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Studio Razavi Architecture is currently working on Venise Biennale installation, we are looking very much forward to meet them next time.

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