Archinect - News 2015-04-21T09:10:59-04:00 Khamenei's fight against "un-Islamic" architecture in Iran Archinect 2014-12-11T13:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:17:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For centuries, the spatial layout of house design in Iran reflected the patriarchal structure of the society through the rigid segregation between the andaruni and biruni, private and public space. [...] Modern architecture is also considered erotic because, unlike the spatially introverted pre-modern architecture of Iran, it faces outward with windows that shamelessly offer strangers a peek at the buildings&rsquo; private parts.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Beauty and Symmetry Collide in Stunning Photographs of Mosque Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-08-15T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:35:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji [...] is capturing truly stunning photographs of the colorful, architecturally gorgeous interiors of historical Mosques throughout the Middle East. [...] Using wide angle lenses, fisheye lenses and panoramic photography techniques he has traveled to some of the most historically significant mosques in and around his home country of Iran to capture the kaleidoscope-like architecture inside.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ganji's work gives some faith back in the beauty of our profession.</p> Pioneers of modern architecture in Iran Orhan Ayyüce 2013-12-02T11:29:00-05:00 >2013-12-03T17:38:55-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "Born in 1907, as the son of the famous political man, statesman and man of letters Mo&#7717;ammad Ali Foroughi, Mohsen Foroughi is one of the pioneer of modern architecture in Iran. an influential professor of architecture at the University of Tehran, and a noted collector of Persian art. He was imprisoned in 1979 after the revolution."</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mahdi Shadkar</a></p> Court OKs Forfeiture Of New York Building With Ties To Iran Archinect 2013-09-17T20:35:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T20:41:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="543" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A decision by a federal judge paves the way for the forfeiture of a 36-story Manhattan building that the U.S. alleges is secretly owned and controlled by the government of Iran. The court agreed with the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York that the owners are a front for the Iranian government and therefore in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which restricts commerce with Iran.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Territory Jam: Tehran Places Journal 2012-07-09T15:51:00-04:00 >2012-08-06T12:00:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="466" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Revolutionary guards who are denied entry to an apartment have been known to scale a building&rsquo;s walls with grappling hooks to dismantle receivers. It may seem like something out of a spy novel, but this cat-and-mouse game tells the deeper story of a complex exchange between the Islamic Republic and citizens of Tehran. In the absence of legitimate public space for discourse or demonstration, the satellite receiver opens a space for political dissent and cultural protest.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In contemporary Tehran, where the city's parks and plazas have been delegitimized by censorship and surveillance, the true public realm is inside the home. On Places, architect Rudabeh Pakravan examines the spatial politics of satellite television in Iran, with a close look at "the satellite man" as an agent of change.</p> Iran ‘smart concrete’ to protect N-sites from US bunker busters Archinect 2012-03-20T12:23:00-04:00 >2012-03-21T18:24:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unlike conventional concrete, Iranian concrete is mixed with quartz powder and special fibers - transforming it into high performance concrete that can withstand higher pressure with increased rigidity. Due to its combination, the new Iranian-made concrete is an excellent building material with peaceful applications like the construction of safer bridges, dams, tunnels, increasing the strength of sewage pipes, and even absorbing pollution.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>