Iran isn’t exactly known as a center for innovative design, but this space-saving building shows there’s more to the country than its power-mad government.
Sharifi House is a building located in the Iranian capital of Tehran, and designed by local firm nextoffice (via Inhabitat). It features semi-mobile rooms that can rearranged to conserve space, and tailor the amount of sunlight that shines into a given part of the building.
The rooms can be rotated at the push of a button, allowing occupants to rearrange their space like they’re playing a game of Tetris. This design helps make the most of the narrow plot of land Sharifi House is located on, something that’s typical in Tehran.
Sharifi House’s rooms actually stick out, giving the building a three-dimensional facade. The rooms can also be reconfigured for different seasons. In the summer, it’s set up for maximum openness, while everything is closed down in the winter.