AD Interviews: Nader Tehrani, Office dA

During the 2009 AIA Convention I had the chance to attend a lecture by Nader Tehrani, after which I conducted this interview. He is one of the founders of the Boston based practice Office dA, with Monica Ponce de Leon.

Nader, who is also a professor at the MIT School of Architecture + Planning, has done an interesting research on the logic of materials, producing contemporary forms that are the result of new interpretations and building techniques, rather than just simple formal explorations.

I really like the “thinking” behind Office dA, which has allowed them to move from furniture up to the urban scale, resolving the specific issues of each scale with a similar logic.

I think that good examples of this are the Helios House for BP and the MacAllen building recently featured at AD.

From what I saw on Nader’s presentation, it looks like we are going to see more from Office dA in the near future.

Interview available in High Definition at Vimeo.

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Cite: David Basulto. "AD Interviews: Nader Tehrani, Office dA" 01 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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