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IBA Student Centre / Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative

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

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Kapadia Residence / Coalesce Design Studio

  • Architects: Coalesce Design Studio
  • Location: Karachi, Pakistan
  • Project Architect: Bilal Kapadia
  • Area: 600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Mustafa Mehdi

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

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

Richard Neutra‘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”. More after the break.

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

  • Architects: Yahya Merchant
  • Location: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Architect: Yahya Merchant
  • References: Yahya Merchant
  • Project Year: 1989

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