A cloud-like image has been created by a sports hall near the Iranian city of Bastam with corners which lift up from the ground.
The hall was designed by Tehran-based FEA Studio for the Noor-e Mobin Educational and Cultural Institute – a not-for-profit boys school.
Rather than sticking to the standard design used for buildings of this purpose, the architects drew inspiration from the surrounding scenery.
“In this site, there is a panoramic view of the clouds, mountains and plains,” said FEA Studio.
“The idea was to create a building that would be like part of a natural thing, not only as a building construction, and that will become part of the landscape itself – like a cloud.”
The building’s proportions are decided by the size of the basketball court inside.
An area along one edge of the facility contains a lobby, office, changing rooms, bathrooms, kitchen and storage spaces on the ground floor, with a table-tennis hall accommodated above.