Tehran design influenced by celebrated Iranian architect

Drawing on the inspiration of celebrated Iranian architect, Abdol Aziz Farmanfarmaian, AWE Office has designed a stone clad building with wooden louvres to provide shade for the interior.

Sited in Tehran, the offices were designed for Nik Baspar, a company specialising in the production of building materials.

The architects sought to create a building of an appropriate scale for its heavily built-up context, but also wanted to create an attractive form that doesn’t stand out as overtly brash or over designed.

The six-storey tower was influenced by the work of  Farmanfarmaian, whose large-scale 1970s housing projects, Vanak Park Towers and the Saman Complex, are nearby.

“The plan was to develop office use whilst providing an attractive space for visitors through the design and organisational order apparent in the building,” architect Amir Shahrad said.

“We avoided providing an icon, but rather aimed at creating a neutral form in this high-density urban texture.”