Shabak Residential Building
location: Qeytarieh, Tehran, Iran
client: Mr. Rasoulian
area: 341.5 m 2
number of levels: 5
completion year: 2014
honors & awards: Grand Memar Award 2015 | finalist, Residential
The client requested a 5-story residential building.
They were interested in using brick as the principal material of the building. This interest led the design process to use this traditional material as a second skin hanging on the building’s facade like a curtain. Colorful glazed bricks were used in rows randomly.
We wanted to create a new method for combining light, color, and space on the facade. So we decided to play with light through making holes in the brick skin called Shabak.
These holes are located in front of balconies and above windows in order to create the attractive play of light and shadow. At night, the play of light is visible with LED lights that are fixed to the skin.
This combination of brick rows, iron frames and details are a simple interpretation of a modern pattern.