Off to Tehran for Architectural Association Visiting Programme, from July 1oth-24th. Website and blog coverage should be up shortly. In recent years Iran has emerged as a cultural and economic hub within the Middle East; with its illustrious history in architecture it offers a fertile ground for research and investigation into a number of topics ranging from manufacturing to urbanism. Tehran, its capital city, has become a major laboratory for contemporary cultural production in terms of architecture and has recently undergone massive changes to its infrastructure and urban boundaries to cater for these changes.
These investigations will be developed into site specific strategies which will be able to occupy abandoned construction sites. In this scenario we will need to consider more complex parameters for the derivation of systems capable of performance, and more careful consideration will need to be made in terms of structure and manufacturing.
Tags: Design Workshop