Topic: iran

Kamvari Architects’s Iran Pavilion for London Design Biennale merges traditional and contemporary architecture

Kamvari Architects’s Iran Pavilion for London Design Biennale uses architecture to bridge a gap between vernacular forms and contemporary applications – a debate that is at the forefront among Iranian designers and architects. “Our proposal for the London Design Biennale builds on the … More

Cristiano Luchetti interviews MEA Awards Architect of the Year Farshad Mehdizadeh

What does it mean to be an outsider? For one, the word refers to a person who does not belong to any specific group, and it’s often associated with someone not likely considered to win or succeed. It has negative connotations – to … More

Tehran International Airport Terminal wins American Architecture Prize

Tehran International Airport Terminal 2 designed by GMW Mimarlik has recently won an American Architecture Prize (AAP) by the 2017 jury in the Architectural Design/Transportation category. Once completed the proposed 175,000m2 terminal is expected to serve a total of 26,5 million international and … More

Arash G Tehrani and Parivash Yazdani design a sightseeing platform for Tehran’s historic district

“This building has the opportunity to act as an ‘urban camera’,” wrote Arash G Tehrani, co-creator of the Diba Commercial Centre, in the project’s presentation. “It could invite end-users to pay attention to the historic treasures of their city.” The architecture of the … More

MEA Awards 2017: Hajizadeh & Associates’ Chabahar Free Zone Complex in Iran wins Concept design of the Year

Tehran-based Hajizadeh & Associates picked up the Concept design of the Year award at the 2017 Middle East Architect Awards for Chabahar Free Zone Complex. Brothers Kourosh and Amir Hussein Hajizadeh picked up the award. The cultural complex is located in the southern Iranian … More

Tehran building Woof Shadow revisits traditional elements of Iranian architecture

Located on North Bahar Street in Tehran’s north eastern Qeytarieh district, the 1,340m2 Woof Shadow by local architect firm Tachra Design is a modern reinterpretation of fading Iranian architecture. Surrounded by low-rise buildings that date back to the 1960s and 70s, the new residential … More

In pictures: RMJM Arta Tehran appointed as interior designers for Iran Historical Car Museum

Images have been revealed for the Iran Historical Car Museum, for which RMJM Arta Tehran will be providing the interior design, after having been announced as the lead architects in August 2016. The firm will now be leading the development of the entire project which covers … More

Lavasan Villa by Hariri & Hariri Architecture wins Iran Building of the Year award

Iranian architects Hariri & Hariri Architecture has received the Iran Building of the Year award 2016 for its hilltop residential project, Lavasan Villa. The annual Iranian architecture prize was awarded to the Hariri sisters, founders of the firm, by a grand jury including Iranian architects Cyrus … More

Bridges can be more than simple structures says Iran Aga Khan Award winner

Iranian architect Leila Araghian, the chief designer of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture winning Tabiat Bridge in Tehran, says a bridge can be more than just a straightforward project. She was speaking at Connecting Histories, an international architectural convention organised by real … More

Iran railway station added to heritage list

A railway station in the Iranian city of Tabriz has been inscribed on the country’s National Heritage List, because of its distinctive architecture. The original station opened in 1916 but was modified by an Art Deco building designed in the 1950s by eminent … More

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