For many, living inside a compact home or apartment complex is a comfortable or necessary reality. Sarsayeh Architects’ “Kooshk House” simultaneously provides the privacies of a family home with the feeling of being surrounded by nature. Located in the small city of Kooshk in Ifahan, Iran, the dwelling allows its residents to remain in close proximity with nature in a private space conducive to hosting social and familial gatherings. “In the first steps of thinking about the design, the client’s enthusiasm for nature led us to destroy the borders between the interior and exterior of the home”, explains the design team. “Because of the client’s demand to keep the inside totally safe from outside visuals, especially during ceremony times, it was not possible to maintain maximum transparency in the design.” The design solution involved creating a flexible facade that could be opened to varying degrees throughout the day. This helps to maintain the interior temperature and levels of sunlight. Natural elements found throughout the surrounding gardens are also incorporated in the interior’s design to bring nature inside the walls of the home.