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.

Ali Karbaschi portfolio
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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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