Images: AA Tehran Visiting School 2014
Architectural Exhibition curated by Omid Kamvari, Kamvari Architects
Wednesday 11 November – Thursday 26 November 2015 (closed for one day on Thursday 19 November)
Monday to Friday 10.00 – 18.30 – Closing early at 15.00 on Thursday 26 November.
Saturday 12.00 – 18.00
Wednesday 18 November 10.00 – 21.00 – Special talk and reception
Lower Ground Floor Asia House Gallery
As part of the Architecture Asia series, Omid Kamvari has curated a multi-disciplinary exhibition exploring novel approaches to occupying and utilising cities as well as the unused and unrealised potential within them, bringing together works from a range of architects based in the Middle East and the UK. The exhibition will be open to the public with free admission, with an evening reception straight after the talk by Omid Kamvari on Wednesday 18 November.
In recent times it seems that we have become victims of cities rather than wilful participants in their growth and design. Architecture has a responsibility to record social and cultural changes, and can be described as the manifestation of our cultural ambitions. In a globalised, flat world where information boundaries and borders are disappearing, this has resulted in the disappearance of the vernacular and identity from our urban centres.
This exhibition explores novel approaches to urban design and with contributions from innovative thinkers and designers, it puts forward a range of solutions at different scales which contribute positively to the cityscape whilst maintaining a connection to the past as well as looking to the future.
Exhibition Curator: Omid Kamvari
Omid Kamvari is a British-Iranian architect, researcher and educator. His main areas of interest are architecture and urbanism, digital design and manufacturing, vernacular design and performance- orientated design.
He established Kamvari Architects in London in 2011. They currently operate from their base in East London with another office in Tehran. He has been teaching across the Middle East since 2006 and currently directs the AA Tehran and Baku Visiting Schools. He previously directed the AA Muscat Visiting School and taught in Dubai.
Kamvari Architects has been named Best for High-End Residential Architecture-London & Design Office of the Year 2015 in Build Magazine’s 2015 Architecture Awards.
About Architecture Asia
Asia House presents a new series of talks, exploring the impact various architects from around the world have had on architectural innovation either through working in Asia, or being inspired by their connection to Asia, and how this informs their work internationally.
The aim is to foster relations, raise awareness and promote a discourse around new cityscapes and buildings for the 21st century, whilst reflecting on the role of architects in relation to our architectural heritage, customs and our built environment.
To see the other events in the Architecture Asia series click here.