Nader Tehrani -¨DA DA A NADAAA¨- MAA Spring lecture series

In the lecture of  Nader Tehrani  ¨DA DA A NADAAA¨ , the architecture of the classical era and the Greeks, to the Roman time or even the late 80´s and the Eiffel Tower in Paris, with a closer view on the structural and geometrical decisions, was the opening chapter.  Structural and geometrical decisions were explored  not only in terms of stability but more importantly as philosophical or social gestures with the certain meaning that they implied, or better said: in an understanding beyond utility.  Following this path, of decoding the history of architecture, someone could clearly distinguish its traces of its influence in Nader projects. In Nader´s presentation the historical reference anticipated the explanation of each of his projects, unfolding  charismatically his reading or interpreting sensibilities. Some of the projects presented among others were: Dortoir Familial, Ordos 20+10 – NADAAA/Himma Studio, Urban Folly, Gwangju Design Biennale – NADAAA.

Nader Tehrani is a Principal and Founder of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to design innovation, the cultivation of new methods of fabrication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and a productive dialogue with the construction industry. He also is a Professor and the Head of the Department of Architecture at MIT School of Architecture and Planning.  As the founding principal of Office dA, Nader Tehrani’s work received many awards, including the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, the United States Artists Architecture and Design Award, and thirteen Progressive Architecture Awards.

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