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Iranian architecture students build Girih-inspired land art from locally produced brick

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by farnazfattahi last modified May 02, 2016

GIRIH BRICK [Landscape Installation] - A contemporary expression of local material February 2016 - GIRIH BRICK is an interplay of contradiction, the experimentation of using traditional construction material and introducing a new form of representation. This landscape installation consisting of 4500 bricks spanning over 10 meters was constructed by a group of Khayyam University architecture students through a form finding design process directed by Farnaz Fattahi. “GIRIH BRICK” Landscape...



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A group of Khayyam University architecture students recently completed GIRIH BRICK, a landscape installation that challenges Iran’s traditional usage of brick by applying it in a contemporary new way. Made from 4,500 bricks, the artwork spans over 10 meters in length and was assembled in a geometric pattern inspired by Girih, an Islamic decorative art form popularly found in Iranian architecture and handicrafts. The installation gradually changes height to mimic the neighboring landform and is integrated with seating.

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