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Italian embassy in Tehran unveils 'Domus eyes on Iran'

Saman Kojouri 
Press TV, Tehran


The Italian embassy in Tehran has released the third episode of a documentary entitled “Domus’ Eyes on Iran". 

Held at the residence of the Italian ambassador in Tehran, Giuseppe Perrone, the unveiling event was attended by a select group of architects, entrepreneurs and journalists, strictly observing the anti-COVID-19 health protocols.

The documentary, third in a series of ten episodes, depicts the relationship between Iranian architecture and nature through an analysis of the works of architects, Sara Kalantary and Reza Sayadian, starting with the ‘Saba’ apartments, a residential building located in the Heravi district of Tehran, covered by Domus back in 2016.

The ‘Saba’ apartments, an example of low-cost and eco-sustainable urban design, are also linked, in the documentary, to the historic rationalist building, ‘Casa del Fascio,’ built in the 1930s by Giuseppe Terragni in Como, also presented by Domus in 1938.

Each episode focuses on different landmarks realized in Iran by Iranian or Italian architects and designers, highlighting the relevance of Iran in the history of modern architecture and design and its continuous interaction with the Italian architecture and design community.

Episode 1 of the series featured Alireza Taghaboni designed Villa for an Older Brother, located in the residential suburb of Lavasan while the second episode shed light on the visionary project for the National Library of Iran carried out in 1977 by Gaetano Pesce, a forerunner of architectural trends.

Through the analysis of works created over the last few decades, the ‘Domus’ Eyes on Iran’ series highlights the importance of Iranian architects’ and designers’ creativity, as well as numerous connections developed with Italy.

Architecture is a form of art which has root in thousands of years of civilization and still it is one of the most effective ways of conveying culture and traditions of nations to the next generations.

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