Strzegom, City of Natural Art

Ahmad Zohadi   Editor in Chief of 2A Magazine – Head of Organizing Committee of 2A Architectural Awards Strzegom is an old and sustainable town in south – western  Poland. Based on my personal experience of visiting Strzegom: Having met in Art strezegom 2019, The stone handworks in  the city that were reintroduced to the […]


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THE GARDEN IN THE CARPET AND THE CARPET IN THE GARDEN*Faryar Javaherian

In Persian the word carpet is “farsh” and it comes from the Zoroastrian word “farash kard” which in the Avesta means “renewal.” The verb “farsh kardan” is also derived from this word and means “to cover a surface.” But the word “farsh” also has the same root as the Latin “fresco” from which derive the […]


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Creating a Sense of the Sacred: The Palliative Care Center at the University Hospital in Göttingen, Germany

Susanne Siepl-Coates Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas When it has been established that a severely ill person no longer benefits from major medical interventions, palliative end-of-life care may be proposed. Along with a


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Architectural Practice – Spiritual Practice

The contemporary, and increasingly international, architectural profession (and media) often present competing and incomplete views of architectural practice. In particular, the predominant culture often separates design from practice – the former presented as largely idiosyncratic and visionary;


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The case of Public buildings (New experience approach), Meghdad Sharif

Practical investigation in architecture offices & studios Design pedagogy & design process with aspect of new user experience With the aim of technological & fiction based model for design The case of Public buildings (New experience approach) Researcher: Meghdad Sharif    DEC 2018   Abstract As a researcher I’m interested in practical researches that focus on […]


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QIZ, Keller Easterling

Keller Easterling is an architect and writer from New York City. Her book, Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005) researches familiar spatial products that have landed in difficult or hyperbolic political situations around the world. A previous book Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America applies network theory to a […]


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FOLDED OCEAN: MUTATING TERRITORIES IN THE INDIAN OCEAN WORLD, Dr. Lindsay Bremner

Dr. Lindsay Bremner is Professor of Architecture at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.  She was formerly Chair of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cape Town and Master of Architecture and Doctor of Science in Architecture from the […]


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Hua Qiang Bei International Competition, Amale Andraos

Amale Andraos co-founded WORKac in 2003 with partner Dan Wood. She received her Masters in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and her Bachelors in Architecture from McGill University in Montreal. She is currently an adjunct professor at Princeton University’s School of Architecture and was previously a visiting critic at the GSD, the Kowlton […]


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Interactive ‘Ornament’ The Agents of Responsive Mediators, Kihong Ku, Jonathan Grinham, Negar Kalantar Mehrjardi, Spencer Jaehoon Lee

PARTeE (Prototyping in Architectural Robotics for Technology enriched Education) is the name of an interdisciplinary design laboratory approach that explores the potential of prototyping, architecture, robotics at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). This approach started as a small exploratory project in fall 2009 to investigate the future of design that integrates […]


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Japanese Gardens Translated by Saba Jaberolansar

Source: *An excerpt from the original text Sense of Place in the Japanese and Persian Gardens, Faryar Javaherian, May 2004 Photos courtesy of Memar Magazine 2004 Throughout history, gardening and especially the design of gardens have been the most wonderful of all human activities. It could be said that aesthetics has guided human beings toward […]


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