Eilkhaneh / [SHIFT] Process Practice

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Architects: [SHIFT] Process Practice
Location: , , Zaferaniyeh, Iran
Design Team: Rambod Eilkhani-Nashid Nabian-Dorna Mesrzadeh
Area: 500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Parham Taghioff

Espriss Café / Hooba Design Group

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

Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge / Diba Tensile Architecture

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

Haghighi Residential Building / Boozhgan Architecture Studio + AAD Studio

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

Sharifi-ha House / Nextoffice – Alireza Taghaboni

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Architects: Nextoffice – Alireza Taghaboni
Location: Darrous, ,
Designer: Alireza Taghaboni
Area: 1400.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Parham Taghioff, Mandana Mansouri, Salar Motahari, Majid Jahangiri

Asef Office Building / Boozhgan Studio

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Architects: Boozhgan Studio
Location: Ejazi, ,
Architect In Charge: Hamed Badri Ahmadi
Design Team: Shiva Honarvar , Nasim Mohammadi
Area: 2,700 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ali Daghig, 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: and the World Dialogue” series in Tehran, . 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.

“From Autonomy to Automation” is organized in three main sessions: Autonomy (1968-1978), Archeology (1978-1988), and Automation (1988-present), corresponding to the three stages of Eisenman’s work. Each session would begin with an introductory talk by one of the conference speakers and will follow a response by Peter Eisenman. The speakers would then engage in a discussion with Peter Eisenman about his work. Other speakers include: Iman Ansari, Cynthia Davidson, Marta Nowak, and Meghdad Sharif.

The conference will take place on May 13th and 14th, 2014 at the main conference hall of Milad Tower in Tehran. The event is open to public to stimulate critical dialogues amongst participants, and instigate a broader discussion about the state of contemporary architecture in Iran. Conference organizers also anticipate that this event would promote intellectual and cross-cultural exchange between Iran and the rest of the world.

Title: From Autonomy To Automation: The Work of Peter Eisenman
Organizers: BANAMID Architecture Research Institute, AN.ONYMOUS
Speakers: Peter Eisenman, Cynthia Davidson, Iman Ansari, Marta Nowak, and Meghdad Sharif
Media Partners: Log, ArchDaily, Milad Tower Cultural Center, Banamid TV
Educational Partners: University of Tehran, Shahid Beheshti University
Date & Time: Tuesday May 13, 2014, 10:00-14:00 | Wednesday May 14, 2014 10:00
-14:00
Venue: Hafez Main Conference Hall, Milad Tower
Address: Milad Tower Private Access Road, Hakim Motorway, Tehran, Iran
Registration: Event information and registration at: http://event.banamid.ir/

And don’t miss this article, which originally appeared on Architectural Review, in which AN.ONYMOUS’s Iman Ansari interviews Peter Eisenman about his personal views on architecture throughout the course of his career.

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

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UPDATE: To apply please refer to the AA website, http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/tehran.
The Architectural Association has two full scholarships so you can attend the AA Visiting School in Tehran, .
Please mention that you’re applying for the ArchDaily Scholarship. The deadline for submissions is February 28. 

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

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Architects: Experimental Branch of Architecture
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Arash Mozafari
Area: 14000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ali Daghigh

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

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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

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Architects: Alireza Mashhadmirza
Location: ,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Alireza Mashhadmirza

No Name Shop / Ali Dehghani, Ali Soltani & Atefeh Karbasi

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Architects: , Ali Soltani, Atefeh Karbasi
Location: Najafabad,
Area: 794 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Farshid Nasrabadi

DGS-Co Office Building / Ali dehghani, Ali soltani & Atefeh karbasi

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Architects: ,
Location: Najafabad, Iran
Year: 2012
Area: 1011 sqm
Client: Mohammad Ayati
Photographs: Farshid Nasrabadi

Danial / Reza Sayadian + Sara Kalantary

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Architects: + Sara Kalantary
Location: Tehran,
Associate Architect: Hamidreza Razmaria
Year: 2012
Area: 1,344 sqm
Construction: tdcoffice
Structure: Mohammad Fathi
Client: Nazila Ansari
Photographs: Alireza Behpour

JAY Mixed-Use Complex Winning Proposal / ASAR Consulting Engineers

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ASAR Consulting Engineers shared with us their winning proposal in the competition to design the JAY mixed-use complex in Tehran, . With the aim of a long-term plan to create a vibrant urban complex in a 54 hectare area site, their proposed response to these challenges begins with a public garden which improves the existing green spaces and plays a role as an urban structure to integrate the 4 different zones of the project. The program includes about 173 hectares of commercial, recreational and administrative activities. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tehran Stock Exchange Competition, 2nd Prize / Hadi Teherani Office + Design Core [4S]

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Designed by Hadi Teherani Office + Design Core [4S], the second prize winning proposal for the Tehran Stock Exchange competition is an elegant and simple two-part structure. While the lower main structure is ten storeys high and hovers above the piazza, the 66-meter high building stands as a dominant design motif in the city. The cubature, as well as the ecological and building services concept, is based on the historic Iranian ‘wind-catcher’ which forms a traditional, Persian architectural element to support the natural ventilation of buildings to convey an optimized state of the art technology. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tehran Stock Exchange Competition, 3rd / Nasrine Seraji + ASAA + Mehdi Bakhshizadeh + Tadbir Omran lranian

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Designed by Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés, in collaboration with Mehdi Bakhshizadeh and Tadbir Omran lranian, their questioning started with the debate on what is the most distinguishable aspect of Persian Architecture in trade, bank and stock exchange buildings? The other urgent question was regarding the main difference between western and Persian thought in contemporary cultural debates.

They came to the conclusion that one of the main differences is the description and perception of the idea of complexity and its structure in our culture. The result is a new public space through this new building in through building an innovative structure that sits intelligently with the site and proves the capacity of Persian engineering. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Tehran Stock Exchange Competition Entry / LAVA

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Designed by LAVA, the proposal for the Stock Exchange fuses visionary geometries and forms with traditional elements of Persian culture. The vision seeks to define a new typology for the next century, mixing virtual and human interaction. Inspired by the local morphology such as cave houses, the building is envisioned as an urban rock, with smartly carved ovoid shapes enhancing natural light, panoramic views, interior spaces and the relationship with the surroundings. An interior light void maximizes fresh air and sunlight, while roof terraces add to the amenity of workers. More images and architects’ description after the break.