Designed by Abbas Riahi Fard and Farinaz Razavi Nikoo of RYRA Studio in 2008, the Barin Ski Resort in Iran is labelled as the ‘interface between nature and architecture’. The inspiration was found from the interesting shape, colour and forms of igloos. The hotel is located in the Alborz Mountains in Shemshak, an hour from Tehran, at an altitude of 2,500 meters.
Barin’s architecture is significantly unique and the breathtaking exterior is also matched by a stunning interior. The Igloo-inspired hotel has curved structures on the exterior which give guests a spectacular view of the landscape that surrounds the resort.