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Kamvari Architects Design Mixed-Use Development for Tehran

The winner of a competition for a mixed-use building scheme, London-based Kamvari Architects has unveiled the design for Zartosht, a 300,000 square-foot retail and office building in Tehran, Iran. The building's design is based largely on local cultural contexts, like the region’s reputation for renowned fabric and textile shops, and environmentalism, particularly with respect to solar energy.

Kaveh House Renovation in Tehran / Pargar Architecture and Design Studio

© Mehrdad Emrani © Mehrdad Emrani © Mehrdad Emrani © Hossein Farahani

Diyar Media Studio / ReNa Design

Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian Courtesy of Reza Najafian

Sipan Residential Building / RYRA Studio

  • Architects: RYRA Studio
  • Location: Tehran, Tehran, Omidvar, Jamshidieh Park, Iran
  • Architect In Charge: Abbas Riahi Fard , Farinaz Razavi Nikoo
  • Design Associates: Ali Ashouri,Ashkan Bagheri Aghdam,Saeed Bamdadi, Mehdi Yaghoubian
  • Detail Design Team: Mahmoud Abbasi,Navid Nasrollahzadeh,Yaser Karimian,MinaVakili,Atefeh Lotfollahi, SoudehShahabi, Reyhaneh Rezaei
  • Area: 12600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Mehdi Kolahi, Parham Taghioff

© Parham Taghioff © Mehdi Kolahi © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff

Espriss Café / Hooba Design Group

  • Architects: Hooba Design Group
  • Location: Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Architect In Charge: Hooman Balazadeh
  • Project Manager: Elham Seyfi azad
  • Design Team: Niloofar Al-taha, Noushin Atrvash
  • Area: 28.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Parham Taghioff

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff

Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge / Diba Tensile Architecture

  • Architects: Diba Tensile Architecture
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Architect In Charge: Leila Araghian
  • Design Team: Alireza Behzadi, Sahar Yasaei, Homa Soleimani, Mina Nikoukalam
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Sina Ahmadi, Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh © Sina Ahmadi © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Haghighi Residential Building / Boozhgan Architecture Studio + AAD Studio

  • Architects: Boozhgan Architecture Studio, AAD Studio
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Area: 1180.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hamed Farhangi

© Hamed Farhangi © Hamed Farhangi © Hamed Farhangi © Hamed Farhangi

Sharifi-ha House / Nextoffice - Alireza Taghaboni

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Asef Office Building / Boozhgan Studio

  • Architects: Boozhgan Studio
  • Location: Ejazi, Tehran, Iran
  • Architect In Charge: Hamed Badri Ahmadi
  • Design Team: Shiva Honarvar , Nasim Mohammadi
  • Area: 2700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ali Daghig, Poolad Javaher Haghighi

© Poolad Javaher Haghighi © Poolad Javaher Haghighi © Poolad Javaher Haghighi © Poolad Javaher Haghighi

From Autonomy to Automation: The Work of Peter Eisenman

BANAMID Architecture Research Institute in collaboration with AN.ONYMOUS will hold the third International conference from the “Contemporary Architecture: Iran and the World Dialogue” series in Tehran, Iran. The conference, titled “From Autonomy to Automation: The Work of Peter Eisenman” will focus on the defining legacy of Peter Eisenman spanning across 50 years of his intellectual and professional body of work. The conference will trace the evolution of Eisenman’s work over time and will examine its imprint on the contemporary discourse of architecture.

AA Visiting School: Tehran - The Third Place-Urban Machines

Tehran, Iran’s capital, ranks among the world’s fast-growing cities. In the early 1940s, Tehran’s population was about 700,000. By 1966, it had risen to 3 million and by 1986 to 6 million. Today, the metropolitan area has more than 10 million residents. This explosive growth has had environmental and public health consequences, including air, water pollution and the loss of arable land and public realm. The ever increasing land value makes developments and the replacement of urban open space and easy choice. With the disappearance of open public plaza, by traffic islands and motorways the predominant public space left in the city is its many traffic arteries.

With a young population and the Cars as the main mode of transport in the city, the many highways of Tehran come to a grinding halt during rush hour.

Qasr Garden Museum / Experimental Branch of Architecture

© Ali Daghigh
© Ali Daghigh

© Ali Daghigh © Ali Daghigh © Ali Daghigh © Ali Daghigh

Mosque (Amir Al-Momenin) Proposal / CAAT Architecture Studio

Focusing on local architecture, the proposal for the Mosque (Amir Al- Momenin) by CAAT Architecture Studio detaches from everyday life and the approach to worship space in accessing the building. The integrated entity of the proposal plays its role as a religious and cultural center in the region scale while communicating with the environment. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Brick Pattern House / Alireza Mashhadmirza

  • Architects: Alireza Mashhadmirza
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Alireza Mashhadmirza

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DGS-Co Office Building / Iranian Architectural Atelier

  • Architects: Iranian Architectural Atelier
  • Location: Najafabad, Iran
  • Architects: Ali Dehghani, Ali Soltani, Atefeh Karbasi
  • Client: Mohammad Ayati
  • Area: 1011.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Farshid Nasrabadi

© Farshid Nasrabadi © Farshid Nasrabadi © Farshid Nasrabadi © Farshid Nasrabadi