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Gandom Office Building / Olgooco

© Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh + 39

  • Architects: Olgooco
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 8000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

FMZD Transforms an Existing Concrete Structure in Tehran into a Contextual Shopping Mall

The Tehran Eye is a contextual shopping center that caters to the needs and the common living practices in the Iranian capital. The project, conceived by Farshad Mehdizadeh Design, consisted of redesigning a façade and reorganizing a large existing structure into an integrated entity in the city.

Courtesy of FMZD | Farshad Mehdizadeh Design Courtesy of FMZD | Farshad Mehdizadeh Design Courtesy of FMZD | Farshad Mehdizadeh Design Courtesy of FMZD | Farshad Mehdizadeh Design + 18

JEE Gallery / Alborz Nazari & Amin Hosseinirad

© Deed Studio © Deed Studio © Deed Studio © Deed Studio + 28

Green House / KARABON

© Mehdi Panahi
© Mehdi Panahi

© Mehdi Panahi © Mehdi Panahi © Mehdi Panahi © Mehdi Panahi + 41

Tehran, Iran
  • Architects: KARABON
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3150.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Kaveh House Renovation in Tehran / Pargar Architecture and Design Studio

© Mehrdad Emrani © Mehrdad Emrani © Mehrdad Emrani © Hossein Farahani + 22

Tehran, Iran

Lomenz Restaurant / Kanisavaran Architectural Group

© Deed Studio
© Deed Studio

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

Tehran, Iran

Yasaman Esmaili’s Architectural Work Engages with Communities Around the World

Though born in Tehran and remaining deeply inspired by her native Iran, architect Yasaman Esmaili has worked on projects all around the world. These primarily include humanitarian and crisis intervention works that deeply engage the local communities in which they are situated. A recent article by Metropolis Magazine discusses these projects in depth, as well as Esmaili’s story and inspirations.

Tehran Skyscraper Combines Cryptocurrency Mining with Vertical Water Park

As an entry to the 2019 Evolo Skyscraper Competition, JCPOA Tower was designed to combine cryptocurrency mining with a water park. Created by Ilia Attarpour, Dadbeh Mohebbi Gilani, and Ramtin Taherian, the project considered the US economic sanctions on Iran and the geopolitical crisis around the country's currency devaluation and near economic collapse. The designers proposed a cryptocurrency mining tower under the cover of its secondary water park function. The skyscraper explores how sanctions can be manipulated as a way out of crisis.

JCPOA Tower: Crypto-Park. Image Courtesy of Ilia Attarpour, Dadbeh Mohebbi Gilani, Ramtin Taherian JCPOA Tower: Crypto-Park. Image Courtesy of Ilia Attarpour, Dadbeh Mohebbi Gilani, Ramtin Taherian JCPOA Tower: Crypto-Park JCPOA Tower: Crypto-Park + 10

Esi Burger / Admun Studio

© Parham Taghioff
© Parham Taghioff

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Mehdi Kolahi + 16

Tehran, Iran
  • Architects: Admun Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 110.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Tehran Apartment / Rooydaad Architects

© Arash Ashornia © Arash Ashornia © Arash Ashornia © Arash Ashornia + 31

  • Architects: Rooydaad Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 220.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Saadat Abad Residential Building / Mohsen Kazemianfard - fundamental approach architects

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff + 19

Tehran, Iran

Bazaar Restaurant / Hamid Reza Gozariyan

© Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff © Parham Taghioff + 20

Tehran, Iran
  • Architects: Hamid Reza Gozariyan
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 280.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

In Tehran, Design Principles of American Suburbia Unexpectedly Persist

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

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

Tehran, Iran
  • Architects: Alidoost & partners
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1400.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Ozgol Apartment / Hooba Design Group

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

Tehran, Iran
  • Architects: Hooba Design Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

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

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

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

Tehran, Iran
  • Architects: BNS Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2300.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

AD Classics: Azadi Tower / Hossein Amanat

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.