Incompatible Architecture!

12Nov12

“Always design a thing by considering it, in its largest context, a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.”__ Eero Saarinen

Last week I faced this newly built piece of architecture in Najaf-Abad city of Isfahan Province in Iran, an old city with a rich culture. This building is located in the poor region of the city.  It made me rethink about principles of architectural design and the role of context and the relationship between architecture and societal-economic-cultural issues. In my opinion, architects have to be responsible for what they design and to what they build. We have to be aware of consequences of what they call bad design. Even very simple principles of sustainability were ignored by architects of this building. It seems ironic, offensive to its surroundings. I can hardly believe that the citizens of Najaf-Abad would be able to make dialogues with this alien architecture.

I would be happy to have your comments and critiques.

Project’s link in ArchDaily: http://www.archdaily.com/287306/no-name-shop-iranian-architectural-atelier/

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