Comprised of Undulating Bricks, A Facade Allows Light to Stream in Without Sacrificing Privacy

The innovative project of Farhad Mirzaie and the firm A.P.P. Architects & Associates, “Revolving Bricks Serai” is a dynamic office building in Arak, a city largely known as the industrial capital of Iran. Nestled within a residential area, the structure is designed with privacy in mind and features a rippling, wave-like facade made of brick that allows natural light to stream through while obstructing outside viewers from peering into the space. The individual blocks, which have ends painted in turquoise and azure, are arranged according to parametric design. More

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