A rippling brick façade in Iran offers privacy from onlookers without blocking natural light

A.P.P. architects & associates
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‘REVOLVING BRICKS SERAI’ HOLDS AN EYE-CATCHING, WAVY FAÇADE

Situated in a residential area of Arak, Iran, ‘revolving bricks serai’ is an eye-catching office building completed by Farhad Mirzaie from A.P.P. architects & associates. Rippling across one of the façades is an undulating structure made of turquoise and azure bricks – a spellbinding volume designed to let natural light filter through while preventing onlookers from peering into the building spaces.

A BRICK VOLUME INSPIRED BY PARAMETRIC DESIGN

The team at A.P.P architecture & associates constructed the undulating façade using parametric design principles. This architectural trend celebrates complex patterns and variety through free-form shapes that break away from the traditional sharp-edge and straight-line concepts often seen in the practice. A closer look at the arrangement of the individual bricks reveals another important value of ‘parametricism’: how each design element behaves singularly and relatively to one another. Adaptability and interdependence, then, come together to define this impressive façade.

Project info:

Name: revolving bricks serai

Location: Arak, Iran

Architecture: Farhad Mirzaie / A.P.P. architects & associates

Photography: Masoud Badiee

the design resembles a rippling wave that takes over the façade of the revolving bricks serai building
 

the design resembles a rippling wave that takes over the façade of the revolving bricks serai building

 

the ‘revolving bricks serai’ building is located in a residential area of arak in iran

 

the façade features individual blocks arranged according to parametric design

 

turquoise and azure tones color the top of each brick

 

natural light filters through while protecting the privacy of what goes on inside the building