Last edited 20 Nov 2020

Termeh Building, Iran


In May 2016, the Termeh office-commercial building was unveiled, located in Hamedan, one of Iran's historic cities. The wave-like form is designed to encourage the public to move around on the building.


Architects Farshad Mehdizadeh and Ahmad Bathaie were briefed to design a two-storey building with commercial functions: retail at ground floor and a private office on the first floor.


Since a long, straight boulevard runs parallel to one edge of the building, the decision was made to bring the roof sweeping down to meet the pavement, making it accessible as a stair. The facade is a continuous system made from local bricks, patterned with local and traditional brick layering techniques to respect the local context.



Images and content courtesy of Parham Taghiof, Farshid Nasrabadi, Mohammadreza Hoorjandi.

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