Italian luxury brand Molteni has opened a flagship showroom in the Iranian capital, describing itself as a "pioneer" for design companies moving into the country following the lifting of trade embargoes earlier this year. More
Iran is "on the verge of a new era for architecture" according to local architects, resulting in a boom in contemporary residential and infrastructure projects. We've pinned some of the best examples to a new Pinterest board, including a bridge encouraging pedestrians to "wander and get lost" and a Tehran apartment block with faceted window frames.
LP2 Architecture Studio has used rotating panels and recessed openings to create flexible spaces for this office block in Tehran, where contemporary architecture is experiencing a boom (+ slideshow). More
Iran is "on the verge of a new era for architecture" according to local architects, as change sweeps through the Islamic republic following the lifting of crippling economic sanctions (+ slideshow). More
Angled screens of perforated brick provide ventilation and shade for this housing block in Tehran by CAAT Studio, providing its residents with relief from the city's hot and dry climate (+ slideshow). More
This cafe in the Iranian capital is designed to act as a semi-public venue in the city, where open gathering spaces are starting to become popular again after years of heavy policing (+ slideshow). More
This apartment block in the Iranian town of Mahallat was constructed using the otherwise useless offcuts from local stonecutting businesses. More