NEXT OFFICE EXPLORES ARCHITECTURE’S PUBLIC-PRIVATE BOUNDARIES

Originally published in Blueprint Issue 360 and online at designcurial.com

On winning in July the inaugural Royal Academy Dorfman Award that honours international talent representing the future of architecture, Alireza Taghaboni explained he wanted his architecture ‘to have a productive purpose in a country where the context is political’. At the height of another round of brutal trade sanctions imposed on Iran by the USA, likely to have a devastating effect on everyday life in Taghaboni’s home city of Tehran and across the country, this context is a pressing concern. ‘It’s unclear what the next steps are in Iran in terms of the economy and politics,’ he says when we speak. ‘Several of my colleagues want to emigrate to other countries and the currency is going down’….

Originally published in Blueprint Issue 360 and online at designcurial.com

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