chronologically studying the Iranian art and architecture, numerous valuable instances of formal, structural and conceptual application and design of patterns can be noticed. However, since a few centuries ago, the endemic capabilities of Iranian designers have been reduced to repetition and unproductive adaptation of what has already been developed by their ascendants. accordingly they failed to make an efficient and practical use of the technological advances in order to approach the matter in a meaningful way. In-spite of that, exploring and representing the formal and conceptual aspects of pattern has remained a priority for the iranian designers.
this dispute is the main driver of an exhibition that explores the application of pattern in the built environment in contemporary Iran. Inviting designer of various backgrounds, it is an effort to unwind the multifold meaning of pattern and represent the various approaches towards it and its capabilities. this event reflects a part of direct and indirect endeavours by the contemporary Iranian designers who tried to generate and regenerate these patterns and hopes to address the historical evolution of formal and conceptual development of pattern in Iran. PATTERNITECTURE is a review over how artists, architects and urbanists in Iran construe patterns and its application in the built environment and tries to initiate a debate among them.
| PATTERNITECTURE event consists of an exhibition, lectures, workshop and performances |
Patternitecture event will start on 25 August 2017, at the Niavaran cultural center, Tehran, Iran, and will end on 1 September 2017. During these 8 days various art works will be showcased which explores “Patterns in the contemporary built environments of Iran”.
List of artists who contributed to the exhibitions (Alphabetically arranged by name of artist):
Arxeh studio |Davoud Assadollahvash|Behzad Atabaki |Navid Azimi|Ali Bahmani|Pouria Bani Adam – Paniz Farrokhsiar – Amirali Zinati – Arman Najjari|Creation Habitat [MA]|Delagah Dadbeh – Sepehr Zhand|FabLab|Generative Patterns|Maliheh Haghighi – Sasha Aghababaie|Mohammadreza Ghorbani|Azadeh Hussaini|Mahsa Karimizadeh|Baharak Keshani|Habibeh Majdabadi|Shahab Mirzaian – Farzad Kafaie – Hossein Saneie|Reza Najafian ( ReNa design )|Paragen|Sharifeh Parsaie|Mohammad Sahranavard|Bita Shekari – Saiedreza Boreyri |Mir Mola Soraya|Mohammad Taraghijah|Tehran Robotic Architecture Matters [TRAM]|Tehran Urban Innovation Center |Sina Yaghoubi
made in Tehran: ROBOTIC STEPFRAMEs
TRAM_ Tehran Robotic Architectural Matters 2017 Summer Studio & Exhibition
@ PLATFORM 28 & PATTERNITECTURE event at Niavaran Artistic Creations Foundation (NACF)
21 August- 8 September 2017
Coordinators: Sina Mostafavi, Shabnam Hosseini, Hasti V.Goudarzi
Tutor Assistant: Adib Khaeez
with to be announced international lectures during the studio
Mid opening exhibitions @ PATTERNITECTURE event at NACF & PLATFORM 28 in 25 September 2017
Final exhibition @ PLATFORM 28 in 6-7-8 September 2017
TRAM is inviting all interested individuals to take part in 2017 summer studio and exhibition: ROBOTIC STEPFRAMES.
ROBOTIC STEPFRAMES workshop intends to provide an introduction and overview to architectural robotics as a creative inter-disciplinary emerging realm. The manifestation of this research and process will be design computation methods and prototypes focusing on stairs as fundamental and dynamic architectural elements, which will be exhibited once during and once at the end of the workshop. During the studio, scalalogy, the science of stairs, will be a reference as a comprehensive branch of architectural science that deals with the interdependence of humans and stairs. Moreover, from a computational design point of view, stairs are nested for-loops with which one may explore complex and performative configurations. This complexity can be understood as multi-scalar architectural heterogeneous patterns integrating structure, function, and aesthetics.