Gooyesh Language Institute: Ali Karbaschi

Gooyesh Language Institute, Contemporary Iranian Architecture, Typographic exterior facade and gates, Ali Karbaschi architect, Cool building exterior with alphabet cutoutsGooyesh Language Institute, Contemporary Iranian Architecture, Typographic exterior facade and gates, Ali Karbaschi architect, Cool building exterior with alphabet cutoutsGooyesh Language Institute, Contemporary Iranian Architecture, Typographic exterior facade and gates, Ali Karbaschi architect, Cool building exterior with alphabet cutoutsClick to enlarge

I definitely get a kick out of seeing typography integrated into architecture (hence the multiple Architypeture posts) and this building in Isfahan, Iran is no exception. Designed by architect Ali Karbaschi, the Gooyesh Language Institute’s curtain wall is clad with almost a crossword-y look of, ironically (or not so ironically, being a language institute), Latin letters on all sides as well as cut out of its steel entrance gates. As far as I can tell, the letters are purely decorative and don’t spell anything out, but I wasn’t able to find any information on the project, other than its location, architect, and that it was built a little over a year ago. Looking closely, it would appear that in some areas the oreder of the letters in the rectangular panels adhere to the alphabet, but then suddenly a ‘W’ appears sandwiched between an ‘E’ and a ‘G’, so there goes that theory. In any case, it looks particularly attractive lit up at night, wouldn’t you say?

via Contemporary Architecture of Iran

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