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In Tehran, Design Principles of American Suburbia Unexpectedly Persist

07:00 - 5 November, 2018
In Tehran, Design Principles of American Suburbia Unexpectedly Persist, Image courtesy of Flickr user Dennis Keller
Image courtesy of Flickr user Dennis Keller

Austrian-born architect Victor Gruen is perhaps best known for pioneering the design of the American mall typology. His visions for these spaces sought to incorporate various aspects of the city into a single enclosed or indoor space, with a particular focus on consumption and commercial activity. His sprawling designs functioned as the perfect complement to America’s burgeoning leisure-driven consumer culture as a booming economy and an increase in car travel reinforced the possibilities of this new postwar way of life. Perhaps lesser-known, however, is Gruen’s commission from the Iranian government to design an urban plan for the city of Tehran in the late 1960s.

Courtesy of Business Traveler. Milad Tower overlooks Tehran. Courtesy of Hi Tehran Hostel. A myriad of architectural styles converge–and come into conflict–in Iran's capital. Courtesy of The Conversation. A view of Tehran's skyline. outhdale Center. Courtesy of Life Magazine photo archiv. + 13

Arghavan Family Apartment / Alidoost & partners

22:00 - 31 October, 2018
Arghavan Family Apartment / Alidoost & partners, © Farshid Nasrabadi
© Farshid Nasrabadi

© Farshid Nasrabadi © Farshid Nasrabadi © Farshid Nasrabadi © Farshid Nasrabadi + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
  • Lead Architects

    Shahab Alidoost, Sona Eftekharazam
  • Team

    Hamideh Raoufzadeh, Mahmoud Jaferman, Mehdi Beheshti, Arash Daryaei, Ghasem Naeiji, Parisa Soltani , Daniyal Khazaeli, Rokhsare Panahinezhad
  • Area

    1400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Ozgol Apartment / Hooba Design Group

01:00 - 19 October, 2018
Ozgol Apartment / Hooba Design Group, © Deed studio
© Deed studio

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Deed studio © Deed studio + 44

Challenge Studio's Award-Winning Design Envisions a New Residential Typology

05:00 - 17 October, 2018
Challenge Studio's Award-Winning Design Envisions a New Residential Typology , Courtesy of Challenge Studio
Courtesy of Challenge Studio

In the age of skyscrapers, the immediate solution to housing is to build up and duplicate single units in the plan. In contrast, the Zafereniah Tower designed by Challenge Studio, project laureate of the recent 2018 Architizer A+ Award, proposed a conceptual endeavor as a prototype for mid-rise, multi-unit housing.

The Tehran-based firm won both the Jury and Popular Choice Awards for their response to the prompt for a design that "champion[s] its potential for a positive impact on everyday life."

Courtesy of Challenge Studio Courtesy of Challenge Studio Courtesy of Challenge Studio Courtesy of Challenge Studio + 8

Apartment no.135 / BNS Studio

23:00 - 13 October, 2018
Apartment no.135 / BNS Studio, © Farshad Kazerooni, Azin Soltani
© Farshad Kazerooni, Azin Soltani

© Farshad Kazerooni, Azin Soltani © Farshad Kazerooni, Azin Soltani © Farshad Kazerooni, Azin Soltani © Farshad Kazerooni, Azin Soltani + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran, Iran
  • Lead Architects

    Azin Soltani, Farshad Kazerooni, Farnaz Bakhshi
  • Design Team

    Nioosha Rashidi, Shabnam Abtahi, Mahta Heydari, Zoha Nekouian, Shadi Malek, Behnam Barzegar
  • Area

    2300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Azadi Tower / Hossein Amanat

16:30 - 30 September, 2018
AD Classics: Azadi Tower / Hossein Amanat, © rickyd / Shutterstock.com
© rickyd / Shutterstock.com

This article was originally published on 26 October, 2015. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Commissioned to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, the Azadi Tower has been a site of celebration, unrest, and revolution. Despite its association with the deposed Shah, the tower has been embraced as a national symbol of Iran, playing host to both pro- and anti-government demonstrations, following the controversial 2009 Presidential elections.

VIP Hair Club / 4 Architecture Studio

02:00 - 4 May, 2018
VIP Hair Club / 4 Architecture Studio, © Peyman Amirghiasvand
© Peyman Amirghiasvand

© Peyman Amirghiasvand © Peyman Amirghiasvand © Peyman Amirghiasvand © Peyman Amirghiasvand + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran Province, Tehran, Enghelab, Iran
  • Lead Architects

    Kasra ShafieeZadeh, Mohammad Yousef Salehi, Mohammad Sadegh Afshar Taheri
  • Design Team

    Shaghayegh Mousavi, Sara Bostanchi, Milad Mosavat, Yasaman Ghaffari, Mahsa Farshadi kia
  • Area

    65.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Crimson Sequence / Admun Studio

02:00 - 17 March, 2018
Crimson Sequence / Admun Studio, © Seyed MohammadHossein Sadatian
© Seyed MohammadHossein Sadatian

© Mehdi Kolahi © Mehdi Kolahi © Mehdi Kolahi © Seyed MohammadHossein Sadatian + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran Province, Tehran, District 7, Emam Ali Hwy, Iran
  • Architect in Charge

    Shobeir Mousavi, Amirreza Fazel, Mehdi Kolahi
  • Design Team

    Masoud Almasi, Farshad Habibi
  • Area

    130.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Kar – Khaneh Office Building / DOT Architects

00:00 - 2 March, 2018
Kar – Khaneh Office Building / DOT Architects, © Deed Studio
© Deed Studio

© Deed Studio © Deed Studio © Deed Studio © Deed Studio + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
  • Lead Architects

    Arash Pirayesh, Mehran Haghbin
  • Design Team

    Mona Eghtesadi, Tooka Mahmodian, Bahar Ehsan
  • Area

    700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Park Residential / Behzad Atabaki Studio

00:00 - 9 February, 2018
Park Residential / Behzad Atabaki Studio, © Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran Province, Tehran, District 2, 2nd Alley, Iran
  • Architect in Charge

    Behzad Atabaki
  • Construction

    Hassan Farahbakhsh
  • Area

    4195.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Golestan Apartment / Razan Architects

02:00 - 18 January, 2018
© Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff

Golestan Apartment / Razan Architects © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
  • Lead Architect

    Navid Emami
  • Project Manager

    Saeid Souri
  • Design team

    Nasim Nouri, Behrouz Samadi, Golafrouz Alanour, Hamed Ahmadi, Minoo Pour Rahmat, Arash Rezayizadegan, Shaghayegh Daneshmand, Yazdan Ebrahimi
  • Area

    8000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Safadasht Dual / Next Office–Alireza Taghaboni

00:00 - 13 December, 2017
Safadasht Dual / Next Office–Alireza Taghaboni, © Deed Studio
© Deed Studio

© Hamoon Moghaddam © Deed Studio © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff + 45

NILOOFAR 22 / STUDIO SAHEB

02:00 - 2 December, 2017
NILOOFAR 22 / STUDIO SAHEB, © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

© Ali Daghigh © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nelson Mandela Blvd, Tehran, Iran Tehran Province, Tehran, Niloofar St, Iran
  • Lead Architects

    Amir Reza Saheb, Maryam Shaker
  • Design Team

    Paria Vahid Farahmandi, Golemaryam Naderian
  • Area

    2200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Tehran Book Garden / Design Core [4s] Architects & Urban Designers

02:00 - 23 November, 2017
Tehran Book Garden / Design Core [4s] Architects & Urban Designers, © Mohammad Shah Hosseini
© Mohammad Shah Hosseini

© Mohammad Shah Hosseini © Mohammad Shah Hosseini © Ali Daghigh © Ali Daghigh + 16

Zaferaniye Garden Complex / Olgooco

03:00 - 17 November, 2017
Zaferaniye Garden Complex / Olgooco, © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh
© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh + 42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Asad Abad, Zafaraniyeh, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
  • Lead Architects

    Mehran Khoshroo
  • Area

    38000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Golnan Puratos Complex / A1Architecture

19:00 - 14 November, 2017
Golnan Puratos Complex / A1Architecture, © Deed Studio
© Deed Studio

© Deed Studio © Deed Studio © Deed Studio © Deed Studio + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
  • Lead Architects

    Amir Afghan
  • Design Team

    Atiyeh Keshavarz, Hamed Akhavizadegan, Arash Hosseinzadeh, Ila Kabgani
  • Area

    3750.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Cube Club / On Office

19:00 - 20 October, 2017
Cube Club / On Office, © Hamidreza Khansari
© Hamidreza Khansari

© Hamidreza Khansari © Hamidreza Khansari © Hamidreza Khansari © Hamidreza Khansari + 47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
  • Architects in Charge

    Roozbeh Ghaemmaghami, Mehrad Habibi Sahar Zargar, Zeynab Abedi, Gilava Rohipour, Shabnam Khezeli, Saba Taghizadeh, Saeed Kabiri
  • Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Fantoni Headquarter Office / 3rd Skin Architects

02:00 - 15 October, 2017
Fantoni Headquarter Office / 3rd Skin Architects, © Deed Studio
© Deed Studio

© Deed Studio © Deed Studio © Deed Studio © Deed Studio + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tehran Province, Tehran, کوچه شانزدهم،, Iran
  • Lead Architects

    Samaneh Ghasempour , Amir Ghasempour
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs