Orsi Residential Building
Tehran, Iran

"Orsi" are wood-lattice windows with stained glass that are an important functional and decorative component of traditional Iranian vernacular architecture. The seven-storey concrete-frame apartment building features façades made from a double layer of heat-treated timber inset with coloured and clear glass; some of the wooden panels are hinged at the top and operable from within the apartments. The street façade is also punctuated by wooden flower boxes and by funnels made from local travertine-stone that contain recessed windows. At the back of the building, recessed balconies overlook a small courtyard that contains a ramp to the underground parking area. The landscaped roof terrace features flowerbeds, an outdoor fireplace, and a gazebo.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Tehran, Iran
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Completed 2015
1,409 m²
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Orsi Residential Building
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private residence