Iranian architecture is usually associated with the historical monuments of ancient Persia, or with significant clay and brick constructions dating from between the 17th and the 19th centuries. However, modern Iranian architecture is very much at home in the 21st century, and Negar Hakim’s important new book illustrates this fact in a fascinating way. Over 360 pages, the book presents fourteen of Iran’s most significant architectural studios, along with a selection of their most exciting projects – showing that modern architecture is able to surprise and inspire, over and over again.
Earth construction and tradition is a series of publications with a wide spectrum in the field of building with earth on an international scope. The publication deals with modern and historic architecture as well and gives a certain focus on building traditions, be it in their original, developed or newly defined form. The contributions are subdivided in three groups which define the structure of the book. A focus of this volume is in the fields of architectural history, conservation and material research.