Oscar Niemeyer — Tripoli
Within the one million square meter grounds, the Oscar Niemeyer-designed structures rise above the low buildings surrounding the complex – a sweeping arch, overlooking an outdoor theater, a massive dome, designed to be a convention center, an elevated concrete water tank, which was meant to have a panoramic restaurant situated on the top, there are 20,000 meter square of enclosed space and an additional 20,000 of open space adjacent to it. A total of 15 buildings make up the Fair, and all of them today remain empty, some still incomplete.
A new building, radical in composition but respectful of its traditional context, “floats” above an exterior courtyard.
The combined reinvigoration of the architectural and craft-work heritage in an old city has sparked a broader revitalisation.
An imaginative expansion that doubles available space and provides a new skin for an existing structure.
The 40 Knots House is a building in a middle-class neighbourhood of Tehran designed by Alireza Mashhadi Mirza and Habiba Madjabi. The facade of the building features an intricate and uniform brick surface, which has been layered and knotted similarly to wool
The salons, supermarkets and community spirit of a brutalist mass-housing complex in west Tehran
Located within a sports complex in Tehran’s Vanak neighbourhood, this Armenian church is an unexpected icon of brutalist architecture
An abandoned quarry serves as catalyst for an imaginative intervention providing educational programmes and visitor facilities.
As part of the regeneration of an old industrial area, a new building echoes a recently restored power station beside it.