AAdesign houses 4,000 employees in kaveh glass office building in tehran AAdesign houses 4,000 employees in kaveh glass office building in tehran
dec 26, 2015

AAdesign houses 4,000 employees in kaveh glass office building in tehran

AAdesign houses 4,000 employees in kaveh glass office building in tehran 
all images courtesy of AA design




architect amirabbas aboutalebi of AAdesign, was commissioned to build an administrative building for kaveh glass group, an iranian industrial glass umbrella corp. located in darabad-tehran, the purpose of the structure was to provide more space, and easier access to transportation, for several thousand employees. the site forced the design team to create a linear plan, so emphasis was placed on the creation of non-monotonous spaces which could evade the expected.

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‘kaveh glass office building’




creativity in the project was strictly limited to a framework that included light, color, and space. natural light is indispensable within the design, and brings energy savings and psychological wellness to the some 4,000 employees working within. each plaza in the ‘kaveh glass office building’ is composed of interlocking octagon shapes.

façade detail 




besides natural light, which is made interesting by thousands of panes of colored glass and mosaic tiles, solar heating and natural ventilation were imperative. the building contains four buffer zones and a central atrium, which circulate used air, and retain heat during cold months. 

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exterior at night 

interlocking octagon shapes at each floor 

AAdesign kaveh glass office building tehran iran designboom
interior atrium 

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green zones and access 

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vertical inner access and service core

façade design



project info:


name: kaveh glass office building
architect: amirabbas aboutalebi (AA design)
location: tehran, iran
date: 2015
area: 28,850m2
status: completed
client: kaveh glass industry group
project manager: masoud asgarian damavandi
structure idea: amirabbas aboutalebi
structural consultant: arta group
structure construction: band co.
mechanical & electrical consultant: kaveh industry group
quantity surveyor & construction: kaveh industry group
landscape: amirabbas aboutalebi
façade consultant: feal austria, rayners belgium
passive energy design: badrieh dehghan, somayeh kianpour, amirabbas aboutalebi
passive solar heat transfer design: kaveh glass group
research: fatemeh tajik (in persian gabbeh & iranian classical geometry)
graphic: yasaman forootan
photography: parham taghioff



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edited by: nick brink | designboom

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