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16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

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16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

To emphasize once again the importance of the World Architecture Community Country Editors / Reporters Program, launched as a voluntary-based program in December 2017, we have highlighted the 16 Country Editors & Reporters who have written the most viewed stories in the program. 

The 16 Country Editors / Reporters' stories present a diverse coverage submitted from different countries of the world as well as their own geographies, and these countries are: Italy, Bangladesh, Egypt, United Kingdom, United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Canada, Iran, Spain, India, Pakistan.

Since 2017, WAC's Country Editors / Reporters Program has been continuing to distinguish itself with increasingly diverse, striking and hyper-local architecture stories.

Through this program, several volunteer reporters, writers, editors and journalist candidates continue to write about their local culture and micro-scale architecture by elevating local knowledge and production to contribute to the world of architecture. Currently, WAC has 26 Country Reporters and 5 Country Editors distributed to 21 countries (the figures are subjected to change). 

However, It would be quite reasonable to ask this question: Why do we list the most read stories of our Country Editors/Reporters based on the numbers? It is also our duty as an architectural media to identify the most popular trends, tools and knowledge and to be able to create another relevant roadmap for our readers. This data, undoubtedly, tells us what WAC readers are mostly curious about than the usual trends brought about by globalization. Such stories, for instance, Kenyan startup founder Nzambi Matee's material innovation from recycled plastic, a story presenting Street Photography on Khartoum Architecture, and India’s First Floating School Opens On Manipur’s Loktak Lake are among WAC's most read stories, which clearly show interest of our readers. You can dig deeper and read the Most Read Articles of WAC on this page

Further, WAC's program provides important data-based information to learn about architectural production in local geographies, the ways they produce their own resources and tools in terms of material, construction and new initiatives, while it also helps to keep our eyes on new developments in other industries by focusing on hyper-local market. In this article, WAC wanted to draw attention to the importance of sharing of local architecture, small-scale projects, and architectural productions of different scales.

The Country Reporters and Editors of the WAC below are listed according to two statistical data; the Country Editors/Reporters, whose stories have exceeded 10,000 views, and the Country Editors/Reporters, who have captured the diversity in their articles regardless of geography.

Do you want to be among WAC's Country Reporters or Country Editors too? Are you passionate about journalism and writing? If you want to be face of your country and join the WAC’s Country Editors / Reporters Program, you can read WAC's application details on this page and send your applications accordingly. 

Read on for the 16 Country Editors / Reporters with their most read stories (in alphabetical order...)


16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Antonello Magliozzi

Antonello Magliozzi - Italy

Antonello Magliozzi was appointed as WAC's Italy Country Reporter in May 2018 in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. 

Having an Italian Senior Architect and Design Project Manager with over than 22-year experience in project management in the industry, Magliozzi has always been one of the successful Country Reporters and his stories present a broad scope of architecture ranging from 3D printing, smart cities and sustainable design and innovation. 

Read on Antonello's article reaching over 10,000 views. 

Street Art 3.0 Vs Urban Museum

16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Arefin Chisty

Arefin Chisty - Bangladesh

Arefin Chisty was appointed as WAC's Bangladesh Country Reporter in February 2019 in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. Arefin received his Bachelor's of Architecture from BRAC University in 2017, later he has joined BEZA (Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority) as a project consultant. He likes reporting from Bangladesh with recent technological innovations, material culture and new initiatives on how architectural landscape is developing. 

Read on Arefin's article reaching over 10,000 views.

Bamboo: The Future Of Sustainable Lifestyle

16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Asmaa Kamaly

Asmaa Kamaly - Egypt

Asmaa Kamaly was appointed as WAC's Egypt Country Reporter in May 2019 in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. Based in Cairo, she has a Master's Degree from Cairo University and the Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany in Urban Design. Asmaa has a Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Urban Planning from Cairo University, while she has a diploma in Fashion Design from the Istituto Di Moda Burgo- Cairo branch.

As one of the most successful Country Reporters in the program, Asmaa likes researching and finding new small-scale local initiatives on architecture and urbanism. You can read 5 exclusive interviews done by Asmaa Kamaly on WAC's Interviews Page

Read on Asmaa's articles reaching over 10,000 views. 

The Anticipation Of The Modernistic Grand Egyptian Museum In 2020

The Construction Of The 35-Km Green River In The Egyptian New Administrative Capital

16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Hatice Ozhisar

Hatice Ozhisar - United Kingdom

Hatice Ozhisar was appointed as WAC's United Kingdom Country Reporter in July 2017 in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. Hatice received her Bachelor's of Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture at Middle East Technical University (METU). She has a second Master's Degree in Globalisation, Industry, Trade & Development, graduating from the University of Manchester. She has a PhD in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture at METU.

Currently working as a freelance architect in the UK, Hatice likes reporting on new developments and projects in the UK, while searching for key events about architecture. Hatice previously held live discussions with outstanding architects as part of WAC's Live Interview Series with Mariana Pestana and Melike Altinisik, founder of Melike Altinisik Architects. 

Read on Hatice's articles reaching over 10,000 views (we have selected the two of the most-viewed articles, more articles can be read on Hatice's page).

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16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Elif Merve Unsal

Elif Merve Unsal - United States

Elif Merve Unsal was appointed as WAC's United States Country Reporter in September 2017, due to her increasing success in the program, she was promoted as Country Editor of the United States in December 2018. Elif received her Bachelor's of Architecture from Middle East Technical University (METU) in 2014 and received her Master’s Degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in 2017. During this period, she worked at Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery for Columbia GSAPP Exhibitions. She is currently living and working in New York. 

As a successful Country Editor, Elif is reporting about large-scale projects, exhibitions, lectures and new developments from the United States. Elif is responsible for editing/managing contents submitted by US Country Reporters. 

Read on Elif's articles reaching over 10,000 views (we have selected the two of the most-viewed articles, more articles can be read on Elif's page).

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16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Emina Čamdžić

Emina Čamdžić - Bosnia And Herzegovina

Emina Čamdžić was appointed as WAC's Bosnia And Herzegovina Country Reporter in May 2018 in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. Based in Sarajevo, she received her Bachelor's and Master's Degree from the Faculty of Architecture, Sarajevo University in Architecture and Urbanism. She attended visiting schools in Enschede, Istanbul and AA London. Describing herself as "a multidisciplinary architect and artist", she is currently a lecturer in Sarajevo. Emina's focus on her writings comprises innovative, energy-efficient, smart and biophilic design, resilient projects and research studies.

Read on Emina's articles reaching over 10,000 views (we have selected the two of the most-viewed articles, more articles can be read on Emina's page).

Solar Tree Project Initiative Promotes Renewable Energy In Bascarsija

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16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Eneida Berisha

Eneida Berisha - Albania

Eneida Berisha was appointed as WAC's Albania Country Reporter in January 2017, due to her increasing editorial success in the program, she was promoted as Country Editor of Albania in December 2018. As a Brussels-based architect and writer, she is reporting about architectural background of Albania, public spaces of the country, preservation and infrastructure, as well as promoting knowledge about new local competitions, architecture platforms, restoration projects and architecture events.

Read on Eneida's articles reaching over 10,000 views (we have selected the two of the most-viewed articles, more articles can be read on Eneida's page).

Albania Declares 100 Villages For The Integrated Rural Development Program

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16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Farzam Kharvari

Farzam Kharvari - Canada

At the beginning of the program, Farzam Kharvari was appointed as WAC's Iran Country Reporter and then Country Editor of Iran. Recently, for moving to Canada permanently, he was assigned as Country Editor of Canada. Having a strong background of scholarly research, Farzam is currently a PhD student at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Farzam's interest in writing focuses on academic research, philosophy, sustainable design, energy-efficient systems and technology. 

Read on Farzam's articles reaching over 10,000 views (we have selected the two of the most-viewed articles, more articles can be read on Farzam's page).

Iran-Mall, One Of The World’s Top 5 Malls

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16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Francesca Cuoghi

Francesca Cuoghi - Italy

Francesca Cuoghi was appointed as WAC's Italy Country Reporter in November 2017 and due to her growing editorial success, she was appointed as Country Editor of Italy in December 2018.  Francesca graduated from Scuola Superiori Interpreti e Traduttori of Bologna and University of Modena. She has a Master's Degree Master in European public relations at ICE, Bruxelles. Francesca likes reporting on small-scale homes, new projects, renovation and traditional Italian projects as well as writing about interior design. 

Read on Francesca's articles reaching over 10,000 views (we have selected the two of the most-viewed articles, more articles can be read on Francesca's page).

The Country House Between Tradition And Contemporary

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16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Hanieh Lotfipour

Hanieh Lotfipour - Iran

Hanieh Lotfipour was appointed as WAC's Iran Country Reporter in April 2020 in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. She received her Bachelor's of Architecture Degree from Bu-Ali Sİna University of Hamedan, while she is studying architectural design as a Master Student at the University of Florence (UNIFI). Hanieh is reporting on new built and conceptual projects from Iran, while her focus on new contemporary Iranian architecture and new architecture offices. 

Read on Hanieh's articles reaching over 10,000 views (we have selected the two of the most-viewed articles, more articles can be read on Hanieh's page).

In Search Of Life - Rethinking Notre-Dame

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16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Javad Eiraji

Javad Eiraji - Iran

Javad Eiraji was appointed as WAC's Iran Country Reporter in July 2018 in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. Javad is the founder of Studio Eiraji, Design and Creation Studio based in Tehran, Iran. He is currently Academic Faculty Member in the Faculty of Architecture & Design at Eskisehir Technical University, Turkey. Having a strong academic background, his interests are tradition and modernity in architecture, sustainability and energy, fractal-modular and parametric architecture, new technologies in architecture, Islamic Architecture. Javad likes reporting on new publications, exhibitions and competitions from Iran and Turkey.

Read on Javad's articles reaching over 10,000 views (we have selected the two of the most-viewed articles, more articles can be read on Javad's page).

Limitations And Creativity In Designing Building Facades In Iran

Three Mutations In Contemporary Architecture Of Iran

16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Jeancyn Alforque

Jeancyn Alforque - Spain

Jeancyn Alforque was appointed as WAC's Spain Country Reporter in July 2018 in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. Jeancyn received her Bachelor's of Degree in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture, Manila Philippines. She received her Master's Degree in n Urban Management and Development from the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

As an experienced architect and urban planner, Jeancyn is interested in spatial, social, economic and environmental impacts of architecture and urban design. Her writings comprise renovation of projects, cities, housing and small-scale houses. 

Read on Jeancyn's articles reaching over 10,000 views (we have selected the two of the most-viewed articles, more articles can be read on Jeancyn's page).

APROP Temporary Homes: Barcelona’s Response To Gentrification

Huge Strides In Spain’s Fashion Industry And How Architecture Support This Pace

16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Megha Balooni

Megha Balooni - India 

Megha Balooni was appointed as WAC's India Country Reporter in April 2020 in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. She graduated from MBS School of Planning and Architecture IGNOU University, India.

Having a great experience in journalism and architecture media, since her appointment, Megha Balooni likes reporting on exclusive interviews under various topics, her interest is more on material, use and vernacular architecture. You can read 4 exclusive interviews done by Megha Balooni on WAC's Interviews Page

Read on Megha's article reaching over 10,000 views.

Significance Of Materiality In Architecture

16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Rabia Haneef Meo

Rabia Haneef Meo - Pakistan

Rabia Haneef Meo was appointed as WAC's Pakistan Country Reporter in January 2019 in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. Rabia graduated from Bahauddin Zakariya University and she took several courses from various esteemed universities, including Harvard, ETH Zurich and MIT.

Since her appointment, Rabia has reported about various topics of architecture, starting from public spaces, residential projects from Pakistan to photography. She has also held an exclusive video interview with Pakistan's first female architect Yasmeen Lari as part of WAC's Video Interview Series. Watch Rabia Haneef Meo's video interview on our Videos page. 

Read on Rabia's article reaching over 10,000 views (we have selected the two of the most-viewed articles, more articles can be read on Rabia's page).

Farooq And Associates Reveals New School Design In Dhamial, Pakistan

The Brick Efficacy By Suhail & Fawad

16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Rupsha Chakraborty

Rupsha Chakraborty - India

Rupsha Chakraborty was appointed as WAC's India Country Reporter in June 2019 in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. Rupsha graduated from Piloo Mody College of Architecture in Odisha, India. She is currently working as an Associate-Design Coordination in a leading real estate industry of Kolkata, India.

In the program, she likes reporting about historical buildings related with Indian's old heritage, new architectural styles and contemporary architecture in India. Rupsha has arranged 2 exclusive video interviews with Abin Chaudhuri, founder of Abin Design Studio, and recently Bangladeshi architect Rafiq Azam. Watch Rupsha Chakraborty's video interviews on our Videos page. 

Read on Rupsha's article reaching over 10,000 views.

Ancient Construction Techniques Of India: A Regional Study

Think Vertical, Go Green - Pune, India

16 WAC Country Editors/Reporters who write most viewed stories from all around

Image courtesy of Tanya Khanna

Tanya Khanna - India

Tanya Khanna was appointed as WAC's India Country Reporter in January 2017 in the WAC's Country Editors/Reporters program. Based in New Delhi, Tanya received her Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Sushant School of Art and Architecture, New Delhi, India, and she received her Master's Degree in Architectural Design from the Bartlett, University College London, London, UK. She is the founder of Epistle Communications in New Delhi. 

Having over 10 years of experience in design, communications, PR and strategy, her interest on reporting on new projects, publications, architecture events and new architecture offices. 

Read on Tanya's articles reaching over 10,000 views (we have selected the two of the most-viewed articles, more articles can be read on Tanya's page).

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