like scenes straight out of wes anderson movies, mohammad hassan forouzanfar creates towers and high-rise buildings out of famous, low iranian monuments in his ‘retrofuturism’ series. traditional iranian architecture is usually low-rise due to the lack of beam and column technology, and their use of arches as structure.
sheik lotfollah mosque
forouzanfar’s photomontage project simulates the renowned buildings made into tall buildings, following their aesthetic and keeping their structure. the result is imaginary constructions, made of tall towers with iranian architectural characteristics, giving a completely different read of the traditional style. starting from famous monuments, it enables viewers to identify the original buildings, yet understand them as astonishing new pieces.
mir chakhmagh square
muted tones and pastel hues give the images a dreamy look. in them, iranian architecture reaches new heights, previously unknown. the repetitive rhythm of arches, openings and columns provide symmetry and balance to the imaginary architecture.
agha bozorg mosque
dowlat abad garden
ali qapu building
chehel sotoun palace
el goli garden
designer: mohammad hassan forouzanfar
project name: retrofuturism
edited by: cristina gomez | designboom
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