• Administrative / Commercial   


Penumbra : Farah Abad Boulevard ties the city of Sari to the Caspian Sea creating the main tourist route. It is a northern Iran’s routes that create moments grasping the attention of the observer as continues linking the city to the sea without the acknowledgment of the distance traveled. A boulevard covering diverse buildings, representing different periods of time that creates a metaphoric film sequence; a narrative of perception that differs from one observer to the other.

The main purpose of Penumbra is to create a facade with a static structure that, due to the mobility of the observer’s coordinate, creates a representation of interactive architecture. This entire dynamic originates with exploitation from the absolute contrast of the two endings of the achromatic gray spectrum. It’s created from vertical surfaces with black and white faces. It constructs unlimited sequences due to the portion of the appearance of black and white sides of the facet module in the creation of a shade of the facet in that specific moment. Sequences of neutral gray alongside an incomparable reflection of an environment, create a chromatic tone that only belongs to that specific experiment of an observer in time.

  • Category

    • Administrative / Commercial
  • Client

    • Mr. Pasandideh Far
  • Location

    • Sari, Iran
  • Area

    • 1200   M2
  • Status

    • Completed
  • Year

    • 2013
  • Design Team


    Designer: Reza Mafakher
    Design Associates: Shamsa Mokhber, Simin Pour Ramezan
    Presentation: Mohammad Aminian, Hamed Sarhadi, Tina Rokni
    Photographer : Masih Mostajeran

  • Awards

    • Bronze Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, “Penumbra”

      A' Design Award / 2017
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