Brick façade offers equal parts privacy and opulent natural light

An eye-catching office façade in Iran uses revolving turquoise and azure bricks, to create a stunning rippling effect designed to let natural light filter through while preventing onlookers from peering into the building spaces.

The team at A.P.P architecture & associates constructed the undulating façade using parametric design principles.


This architectural trend celebrates complex patterns and variety through free-form shapes that break away from the traditional sharp-edge and straight-line concepts often seen in the practice. A closer look at the arrangement of the individual bricks reveals another important value of ‘parametricism’: how each design element behaves singularly and relatively to one another. Adaptability and interdependence, then, come together to define this impressive façade.

It is an excellent example of parametric architecture, where free-form shapes conquer – the design resembles a rippling wave that takes over the façade of the revolving bricks serai building.

Images by Masoud Badiee via Designboom

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