MOP CAP 2011 Shortlist Exhibition at Traffic, Dubai

Between 14-19 March 2011 Traffic will host the MOP CAP 2011 Shortlist Exhibition. Image and information courtesy of Traffic; Image of  “feminine sensors” a video animation projection by Niyazi Azadikhah MOP CAP (Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize), launched in 2009, has become the world’s leading art prize for Iranian artists. Monday 14th March – Saturday […]

Benetton HQ Tehran by AquiliAlberg

Competition entry by Milanese Architects AquiliAlberg All images and information courtesy of AquiliAlberg; © by AquiliAlberg Architects The designers of AquiliAlberg have sent us their design for the Benetton headquarters competition – we share it with you on desMena: An office design that receives its identity from interweaving form and structure In Persia, language has […]

Apartment No.1 in Mahallat designed by AbCT

A contemporary residence that blends uniquely with its surroundings designed by AbCT (Architecture by Collective Terrain) All images and information courtesy of AbCT; © by AbCT; Images by Omid Khodapanahi; see detailed credits at the end of this article The project utilizes recycled stone to connect with local traditions in a modern sustainable way. This […]

Tehran furniture showroom and warehouse designed by Bonsar Architecture Studio

Rehabilitation and transformation of an old cotton warehouse by Iranian Architect Mohammad Majidi Bonsar All images and information courtesy of Bonsar Architecture Studio; © by Bonsar Architecture Studio; Please note full credits at the end of this article. A simple architectural statement balanced between contemporary addition and respectful preservation. Tehran Architects Bonsar have sent us […]

Valiasr Project, Tehran by Abbas Riahi Fard and Farinaz Razavi Nikoo

Award winning design for an office and commercial building in Tehran by Iranian architects Abbas Riahi Fard and Farinaz Razavi Nikoo All images, plans and information courtesy of Farinaz Razavi Nikoo; © by Abbas Riahi Fard and Farinaz Razavi Nikoo; see detailed credits at the end of this post Iranian Architects Abbas Riahi Fard and […]

Khorsand Office Block, Tehran by Arsh Design Group

Iranian architects Arsh Studio design the Checker Box Office Complex All images, graphics and information courtesy of Arsh Design Group; © by Arsh Design Group; See detailed credits at the end of this post Arsh Design Group have provided us with this material on one of their current projects in Tehran. We share it with […]

Commercial-Residential Complex in Mashhad by BRT and DC[4s]

German architects BRT, in collaboration with Iranian architects Design Core [4s] win design competition in Iran All images and graphics courtesy of BRT; © by BRT;  See detailed credits at the end of this post Winning entry in a design competition for a commercial- residential complex in Mashad, second largest city of Iran German architects […]

ATI Center Tehran by Coop Himmelb(l)au

Coop Himmelb(l)au designed this urban enclave of mixed uses in Tehran. All images and information courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au; Images © by Coop Himmelb(l)au In 2004 Coop Himmelb(l)au were about to change the face of Tehran with their design for the ATI Center in  Sharak-E-Ouds, Tehran, Iran.

Paykar bonyan panel factory near Teheran by ARAD

All images and information courtesy of ARAD Paykar bonyan panel factory near Teheran designed by ARAD ( Architectural Research And Design)