Made Us Look: The Crossword Puzzle Building
Every so often we come across something that stops us right in our Internet trolling tracks. Sometimes these things make it onto the BritList, sometimes they need their very own home on our website. Presenting this week’s find, the Crossword Puzzle Building!
Designed by Iranian architect Ali Karbaschi, the Gooyesh Language Institute is a feast for the eyes, especially if you’re type nerds like we are. The crossword-inspired design is a spectacular marriage of typography and architecture, and desperately has us wanting to figure out if there are any actual words hidden in the design.
The fact that it’s a language institute makes the facade even more meaningful – covered with letters from the Latin alphabet on all sides, as well as on the front gates. After reading a few articles on this gorgeous building, it seems that the letters don’t actually spell anything. Maybe we need to sic some competitive Boggle players on it? ;)
At night, it is truly a spectacle to behold. The twinkle of letters and open squares throughout the design spark the imagination.
All in all, we’re totally digging this blend of architecture and typography and would love to see more applications of it here in the states.
What do you think of this building? Have you seen any other beautiful buildings that made you look? Or maybe made you take a photo and post it on Instagram? Tell us about them in the comments below.