Kelvan 4 Residential Complex
Bukan, Iran

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

Bukan, Iran
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Completed 2015
1,557 m²
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