IBA Student Centre / Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative

Courtesy of Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative

Architects: Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Syed Zayd Bilgrami, Ahsan Najmi, Sarah Najmi Bilgrami
Project Architect: Shabih Haider
Area: 34000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative

Kapadia Residence / Coalesce Design Studio

© Mustafa Mehdi

Architects: Coalesce Design Studio
Location: , Pakistan
Project Architect: Bilal Kapadia
Area: 600 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Mustafa Mehdi

The Neutra Embassy Building in Karachi, Pakistan: A Petition to Save Modernism

The Neutra Embassy Building in , Pakistan via Neutra Institute for Survival through Design

‘s Embassy Building in Karachi, Pakistan is a relic of the Cold War – an effort by the United States to express its authority and wealth in other countries.  The building is in the modernist style, designed in 1959, by an architect whose work is still admired today.  Until 2011, the Embassy was occupied by the U.S. General Consulate and was a symbol of modernity in Karachi.  The Neutra Institute for Survival through Design has begun a petition to help save this building from demolition.  It proclaims that this modernist icon is “the only surviving Neutra Structure in the region”.

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AD Classics: Mazar-e-Quaid (National Mausoleum) / Yahya Merchant

Photo by Benny Lin / http://www.flickr.com/photos/benny_lin/

Otherwise known as the National Mausoleum, the Mazar-e-Quaid is the tomb of the founder of , Muhammad Ali Jinnah.  Sited in the center of Karachi, on a natural plateau, this marble structure was designed by the Indian architect and was completed in 1970.