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The traditional Iranian architecture and its characteristics are the main inspiration for the modern residential building Orsi Khaneh in Tehran. The striking architectural expression which interweaves contemporary and traditional architecture is the work of architectural studio “Keivani Architects”. The design of the unusual facade was inspired by the traditional Iranian windows known as “orsi” made with wooden frames and colorful stained glass.
The architects devised a way that to harmoniously incorporate the traditional windows with the concept of efficient thermoregulation and control the flow of light in the interior. This way the traditional windows got a contemporary style and function.
The studio “Keivani Architects” gave a new modern look to the traditional expression of stained glass windows taking into account the important aspects and principles of traditional Iranian architecture like light, water, green spaces, materials and colors. The facade of the residential building is constructed with a dynamic mix of concrete, wood and glass. The windows are adapted to the weather conditions in Tehran, while the terraces of the building are placed strategically to allow interaction of the tenants with nature.
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