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Building Up: Modern Architecture in Pakistan

Pakistani architecture is defined by multiplicity. Both following tradition and breaking from it, contemporary projects contend with multiple histories. Informed by the coexistence and juxtaposition of conditions like regulated development and informal settlements in Karachi and Islamabad, modern designs are being shaped by broader contexts. In turn, these public and private projects are exploring new spaces and forms.

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Pakistan to Feature For the First Time Ever at 2018 Venice Biennale

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Pakistan Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

Keeping the subject of FREESPACE in perspective, the Pakistan Pavilion takes inspiration from the physical and social dimensions of the sparsely open spaces embedded within the many informal settlements of Karachi, the most populated and fastest growing city of Pakistan.

IBA Student Centre / Najmi Bilgrami Collaborative

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Kapadia Residence / Coalesce Design Studio

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

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