Longlisted for Dezeen Awards 2021 architecture studio of the year, ZAV Architects, based in Tehran, seek to move architecture a few steps beyond its pre-established limits by designing the process of production of architecture rather than the product.
This departs from concrete bottom-up research on contemporary living conditions so that actual and effective factors are identified and given agency. So far, they have been generating inclusive scenarios throughout Iran bridging between architecture and resources of society, transforming them into adaptive spatial typologies, which are built with relevant architectural tectonics that is beneficial for people. The outcoming aesthetics is adoptive in regard to this process.
Architect: ZAV Architects