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Glazed office rises out of the ground with a dramatic tilting form

Glazed office rises out of the...
The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building is located on the Pardis Science & Technology Park in Tehran and measures 2,500 sq m (roughly 27,000 sq ft)
The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building is located on the Pardis Science & Technology Park in Tehran and measures 2,500 sq m (roughly 27,000 sq ft)
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The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building is topped by a green roof
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The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building is topped by a green roof
The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building is located on the Pardis Science & Technology Park in Tehran and measures 2,500 sq m (roughly 27,000 sq ft)
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The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building is located on the Pardis Science & Technology Park in Tehran and measures 2,500 sq m (roughly 27,000 sq ft)
The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building exterior is wrapped in a glazed facade, with its aluminum structure designed to mitigate heat gain
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The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building exterior is wrapped in a glazed facade, with its aluminum structure designed to mitigate heat gain
The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building's interior decor leaves parts of the structure on display, embracing an industrial aesthetic
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The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building's interior decor leaves parts of the structure on display, embracing an industrial aesthetic
The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building's roof helps channel rainwater into a storage tank. The water is then used for irrigation and non-potable uses like toilet flushing
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The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building's roof helps channel rainwater into a storage tank. The water is then used for irrigation and non-potable uses like toilet flushing
The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building features a small terrace area
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The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building features a small terrace area
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The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building, by New Wave Architecture, certainly makes an impression. In the works since 2016 and now finally complete, it serves as a light-filled office space and business incubator in Iran.

The structure brings to mind South Korea's Leaning House by Praud, and is located on the Pardis Science & Technology Park in Tehran. The building measures 2,500 sq m (roughly 27,000 sq ft), which is spread over five levels. Its interior decor embraces an industrial aesthetic and the building includes some workshop space, as well as offices, a conference room, a guest room, and management area. The overall layout has been designed to foster interaction between staff and promote openness. Additionally, a section of the roof has also been cut away to create a small open-air terrace area.

"With considerations toward continuity of site views, heat control and function of the building, the form was generated," explained the firm. "The volume of the building is drawn out of the ground, creates a visually beautiful skyline and harmony with the environment. Offices are located on upper levels and an open plan workhouse is designed in a transparent enclosure on the lower levels where it gives visitors a chance to observe the company's production. The entrance is located in the triangle corner of the building and motivates users to enter the building."

The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building is topped by a green roof
The Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building is topped by a green roof

While New Wave Architecture doesn't claim that the Turbosealtech New Incubator and Office building is sustainable, there is some thought paid to energy efficiency. For example, the building's glass exterior is wrapped in an aluminum support structure that helps to mitigate heat gain in key areas. It's also topped by a green roof, plus a rainwater collection system is used for irrigation and non-potable water needs.

Source: New Wave Architecture

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4 comments
4 comments
DavidB
“Iceberg! Dead ahead!”
ArdisLille
So much change and upheaval in the last few years! Could we wait a while before creating more buildings that look like they crashed to earth, or like they're about to fall over? I'm still recovering from the complete redesign of Apple's weather app.
ljaques
XO: “Iceberg! Dead ahead!”
Captain: "Gunner, see if you can break that hideous thing up a bit before we get past it."
Gunner: "Aye Aye, Cap'n. 7 missiles are off and the CIWS is standing by to break up whatever is left. Shall we salt the earth after it as well?"
foxpup
"rises out of the ground" Hee! Hee! Hee! Best laugh I got all day. Sorry, author. "Sinking into the Earth" is a much more likely first impression. Hopefully they don't build anything like this in places where sink-holes are common. Aren't architects supposed to create structures that give their occupants a sense of wellbeing, not a sense of being on the Titanic, as DavidB seems to have communicated? Still, it did give me a good laugh and that's worth something.