This six-storey apartment building is in the city of Bukan, home to a Kurdish community in Iran, and takes its inspiration from Kurdish culture and identity. The main material used is stone, collected for the project by villagers in the mountains around Zava-Qiv, a ubiquitous building material in the area. In addition, the each floor has a console projected from the facade in a different colour, reminiscent of the colourful dresses of Kurdish women--together, the stone and colourful openings make a striking and dynamic facade. The consoles are fabricated from steel sheets, and the staircase of the building uses 3mm steel plates.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture