Orsi Khaneh, Orsi windows, Tehran, apartment building, Keivani Architects, timber facade, patterns, traditional architecture, recyclable materials, colored glass, lattice, natural light, green architecture

The seven-story building features a facade constructed with heat-treated timber inset with stained glass and vegetation. In addition to its role in controlling solar intake, the facade has a decorative quality that combines natural materials, color and transparency. The patterned facade references some of Iran’s iconic traditional residences, while functioning as a high-performance element that reduces heat buildup.

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Orsi Khaneh, Orsi windows, Tehran, apartment building, Keivani Architects, timber facade, patterns, traditional architecture, recyclable materials, colored glass, lattice, natural light, green architecture

“Economic limitations, authorities and municipality potentially can be counted as a strict limitation to a project,” said the architects. “But we tried to use these factors as a motivator to design and make the building with propitious, recyclable, and native materials.”

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Via World Architecture News