Local architecture studio Hooba Design Group has completed an office building for the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, which features a smart brick facade that adapts to different times of the day.

The Sharif Office Building was designed as a communal workspace for the Sharif Innovation Zone next to the university. It was built on top of an existing concrete structure that forms the ground floor of the building.

當地建築工作室Hooba Design Group已為伊朗德黑蘭的謝里夫工業大學(Sharif Technology University)建造了一座辦公樓,其辦公樓採用智能磚砌外牆,可適應一天中的不同時間。

謝里夫辦公樓被設計為大學旁邊謝里夫創新區的公共工作區。 它建在構成建築物底樓的現有混凝土結構的頂部。

This was expanded and completed with modifications based on Hooba Design Group’s new design, which features specially-made smart-brick panels that adjust according to the sunlight.

To create the facade Hooba Design Group designed a brick that took its cue from the 1940s-style bricks that clad the nearby university buildings. The studio’s version is larger, with a cut-out in the middle that is the same dimension as the traditional bricks.

它根據Hooba Design Group的新設計進行了擴展和改進,具有可根據日光進行調節的特製智能磚面板。

為了創建外牆,Hooba Design Group設計了一種磚塊,該磚塊的靈感來自1940年代風格的磚塊,該磚塊包裹著附近的大學建築。 工作室的版本更大,中間有一個切口,與傳統積木的尺寸相同。

“The intention was to reinterpret the traditional brick used in the university buildings, using industrial bricks,” Hooba Design Group founder Hooman Balazadeh told Dezeen.

“The hole in this brick gives a semi-transparent character to the solid block.”

These bricks, which were manufactured by Azarakhsh Bricks exclusively for the project, are set on panels equipped with light sensors that adjust according to the sunlight throughout the day.

Hooba設計集團創始人Hooman Balazadeh告訴Dezeen:“目的是使用工業磚重新解釋大學建築中使用的傳統磚。”


這些磚是由Azarakhsh Bricks專為該項目製造的,安裝在配有光傳感器的面板上,該傳感器根據一天中的日照情況進行調整。

“They adjust based on lighting patterns and the required light exposure in the interior spaces,” Balazadeh explained.

“Sensors are programmable based on two different scenarios and are set up based on user preferences in each floor.”



Designing the facade from brick but using new technology was a nod to the nearby 1960s brick-clad university buildings, as well as the fact that the Sharif Office Building will house students working on technological innovations.

The 7,200 square-metres building (77,500 square feet) will house the Bon Tech Institute, which was initiated by the Sharif University of Technology as a research-based communal working space for students.



“The aim of this group was to provide the students with adequate facilities for research and investigation and to reduce the huge amount of brain drain from the country,” Balazadeh explained.

Sharif Office Building will have offices as well as common spaces, including a meeting space and a cafeteria which will be connected to the outdoors and the university commons. Inside, the offices are open and semi-open, separated by interior green spaces.


謝里夫辦公大樓將擁有辦公室以及公共空間,包括會議空間和自助餐廳,這些空間將與戶外場所和大學公共場所連接。 在內部,辦公室是開放的和半開放的,並由內部綠色空間隔開。

Its design also took the surrounding environment into consideration,

“The double skin used in this project helps to control the sun heat exposure in the climate of Tehran and eventually reduces energy consumption during the hot season,” Balazadeh said.

Hooba Design Group also designed a new type of brick for an earlier project, the headquarters of brick manufacturer Kohan Ceram, while its design for the Aptus concrete factory had an all-concrete envelope.



Hooba設計集團還為較早的項目磚製造商Kohan Ceram的總部設計了一種新型磚,而針對Aptus混凝土工廠的設計則採用了全混凝土外殼。



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