Amazingly Unique Giant Crossword Puzzle Building


Iranian architect Ali Karbaschi designed the new Gooyesh Language Institute in Isfahan, Iran, using the building to reflect the very basics of language–letters. The towering structure is a spectacular monument of alphabetical characters that seems to twinkle in the night. Like an enormous crossword puzzle, each letter fits into a designated box on the giant grid that makes up the sides of the building.

Though the letters don’t seem to spell out any coherent words in any direction, there is a visual pattern they follow, leaving certain squares blank. The gridded construction is assembled with countless panels that feature the width of four letters by the height of six letters. The edifice is also accompanied by a gate that features the same blocks of letters design. Altogether, it is a remarkable blend of architecture and typography.








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