Name: Global Inspiration: Apartment Building, Tehran, Iran
Architect: Mohsen Kazemianfard - fundamental approach architects
Date Posted: 16 July 2019
Global Inspiration: Apartment Building, Tehran, Iran
This ingenious design gives a contemporary twist using a traditional brick facade in a unique and innovative way.
Rotation of brick surfaces on the facade open a view to the empty urban space that is made via a nearby road crossing, and because of the distance between the building and the apartment blocks near the crossing, besides experiencing an open view, the privacy of the interior spaces is preserved.
In winter the porous brick skin let the light to come in the interior space with a great effect of light and shadow, not only too bright the space but also to warmer the area. On the other hand, in order to save the energy in the summer, the thickness of the brick wall prevents the sunbeam to come in and just let the light to brighten the interior space.