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Harmonic Trend [L] interpreted Persian patterns in nostalgic way in the interior of Maher Store

WA Contents • December 28, 2016 • 567

Iranian architecture firm Harmonic Trend [L] has completed the interior design and reconstruction of Maher Women’s Apparel Store, featuring Persian patterns inside as a inner space skin. The store is a part of a fine 40 years old building. Maher store has been in Hamedan for more than 60 years.The building is located next to the circle, which houses the mausoleum of late Boo Ali Sina a well-known doctor and philosopher. This location is a tourist attraction. City dwellers and tou (...)

Why does Iran need ’extremist’ architecture to be recognized by global media?

WA Contents • December 14, 2016 • 1051

In this fascinating piece, Nick Mafi from Architectural Digest narrates new Iranian contemporary architecture drawing attention to its efforts to be recognized by global media. Mafi takes a closer look at some distinctive projects of Iran, which become prominent in recent years. Mafi defines this paradigm as a 'significant cultural shift' regardless of the fact that its pro-Western stronghold from 1979's Islamic revolution. The piece underscores 'more trendy, formalist ( (...)

Keivani Architects creates a special type of window on the facade of Iranian house Orsi Khaneh

WA Contents • October 10, 2016 • 2257

Keivani Architects created a special type of window on the facade of Iranian house named 'Orsi Khaneh', which was inspired by Iranian traditional architecture. Architects used a special type of window which is locally called Orsi, made by wooden lattice and stained glasses have had an effective technical functions in climatic and natural light controlling. Keivani Architects, led by Nima Keivani and Sina Keivani, wanted to create a modern version of Orsi window, with the aim of cr (...)

These Triple-Shifted Volumes in Iran create a sense of suspension designed by New Wave Architecture

WA Contents • May 11, 2016 • 3383

Mosha House is made up of three shifted volumes and put on the natural landscape of Mosha, Iran, designed by Iranian architecture firm New Wave Architecture. Three triangular boxes are placed towards different angles to create sense of suspension and wide view for all spaces. The main design approach of merging nature with human life led the architecture studio to have vertical distribution of functions with less land occupation for building and hence allocates more portion of land to (...)