Architects created dynamic facade that uses light and color to create an eye-catching look

When seen from afar, the facade of Orsi Khaneh looks almost like a work of art more so than your average building front. Located in Tehran and designed by Keivani Architects, the building was inspired by “a special type of window which is locally called Orsi, made by wooden lattice and stained glasses,” as the team explains in a statement.

In an effort to modernize this design, the team designed “special placing of the balconies with their travertine frames.” Residents can adjust the windows to create a dynamic interaction between light and color, transforming the space both inside and out. The building also takes into consideration natural elements and includes a rooftop garden. Whether seen during the day or at night, the building offerings add a visually interesting element to the space.

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