June 14, 2006

The Future Is How?

Architects think in terms of endless capitalist expansion, endless growth, endless everything; yet I feel certain we are coming to the end of endlessness.
by Gary Indiana

this is a part of interview with Zaha Hadid but it is a quote of interviewer not Hadid
read more here

Posted by faraz at 10:55 AM

June 8, 2006

معماری دستوری/ هویت یا حماقت2

پست قبلي كه يادتون هستhttp://www2.hamshahri.net/vijenam/mahal/1384/Mahele1/840714/shahrak.htm#s5760

"مقبره شهداي شهرك شهيد محلاتي در حالي به پايان مي رسد كه دست اندركاران آن با اين معما مواجه شده اند كه چگونه مي توان جرثقيل به اين بزرگي را از گنبد ساخته شده بيرون كشيد!" ادامه در اينجا

gonbad mahalati.jpg

با تشكر از سارا كسايي بابت دادن لينك مربوطه

Posted by faraz at 1:01 AM

June 6, 2006

Miss world Germany

حالا اگه حالتون از دو تا پست قبلی بد شده! اینو نگاه کنین و همه چیز فراموش کنید.
مراسم دختر شایسته یه کم قبل از جام جهانی تو آلمان.
اینم نماینده ایران
miss iran_mona alipour.jpg
this is Miss Iran, Mona Alipour, in Miss World competition 2006


Posted by faraz at 2:44 PM | Comments (1)

معماری دستوری/ هویت یا حماقت

اینم یه نمونه معماری با هویت!


Posted by faraz at 2:36 PM

masses are asses

اگه میخواین کلی بخندین به حماقت ملت بخونین/زیر 18 ساله ها نخونن


Posted by faraz at 2:32 PM

June 1, 2006

Frank gehry & Sympsons

gehry in cartoons

ظرفيت نقد پذيري را ببينيد!

اينم ترجمش



Posted by faraz at 10:31 PM

To dam or not to dam

متاسفانه دستور آبگيري سد سيوند داده شد ... حداقل تو فرهنگ زدايي و تمدن زدايي رتبه اول تو دنيا داريم.

A large number of historic sites and historic buildings sunk in water after building karoon 3 dam on karron river in fars1 province in Iran last year, although many people protest against that but nothing can do to save the historical sites, after that another shocking news come across, sivand dam will be built on polar river, this dam is only 14 km far of pasargad historical site. And also more than 100 historical sites will sunk because of this dam. I try to show paradoxical aspects of industrial progress with preserving historical sites and buildings from different point of views such as: politics, economy, cultural heritage, education… according to official statistic there are more than 1 million distinguish ancient buildings and sites in Iran if we substitute the area of desert and sea and mountains form Iran’s area we face the number of one historical monument per one kilometer, in the other hand Iran is lacking from water recourses very much so we should keep on constructing dams, now it is the first and most important contradiction: one historical monument per one kilometer and needs of constructing dams

1_The Fars Province is considered as one of the primitive centers of civilization and one of the most famous provinces of the Old Persian Empire, thus, for centuries was a home to kingdoms in the Iranian Plateau. Before Islam, two main Iranian leaders named Koorosh (Cyrus) and Ardeshir Babakan rose from this region and each began their vast dynasties, that is the Achaemanian and the Sassanian respectively. At the end of the Achaemanian Dynasty that ruled in Iran for about 219 years, Alexander the Macedonian founded the Seleucidian Dynasty (311 BC) in Iran and established many cities in the Pars (Fars) region.
Meanwhile, local powers under an Iranian name established their government in the central part of the region, in an area called Estakhr. Since 250 BC, on their coins imprints of Pahlavi scripts with Iranian figures and Zoroastrian braziers could be observed. However, the Pars region was a part of Seleucidian Empire till the period of Antioukhous IV period. After the Parthians liberated the central parts of the Seleucidian Empire, Pars became an independent state.




Posted by faraz at 10:07 AM