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Iranian House won the “A” Architecture, Building & Structure Design Competition
Ghaneei Residential house in E(I)sfahan designed by Mohammadreza Ghaneei and Polisher Architects Planner Engineers won the golden award of 2017 “A” Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition.
Iranian architects Nima and Sina Keivani won a silver award for their joint design “House of the Sun” at the A’ Design Award and Competition in the Italian city of Milan, the organizers announced Saturday 15 April 2017.
The Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution has approved a draft of the national document on the Iranian-Islamic architecture and urban development on Tuesday 26 January 2017.
The Barcelona-based renowned Argentine architect Willy Muller is scheduled to deliver a lecture about urban paradigms in Tehran on 3 February 2017.
The Third International Congress on Contemporary Middle-Eastern Architecture and Urbanism will be held in February 2017.
The third place was shared by Somayeh Ravanshad, PhD in Architecture from Tehran Azad University, Iran, and Magdalena Trobinger from Italy.
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