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Philosophy

The Light in the Shadows

Courtyard shadows over the enclosed Iwan

Courtyard shadows over the enclosed Iwan

Architecture is an integral part of everyday life and an active agent in shaping culture. My architecture is about shade rather than light.
In Iran, we learn from childhood to stand in the shade due to the overwhelming heat of the sun during summers.

Iran’s┬ásun is strong, creating too much light. As a result, our architecture evolved to help us hide from the sun. READ MORE