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“Vision for a plan to build 2A International Center in near future” An Interview with Nasrin Mansour & Anat Geva

“Vision for a plan to build 2A International Center in near future” An Interview with Nasrin Mansour, PhD & Anat Geva، PhD By Ahmad Zohadi October 2019 Nesrine Mansour, PhD   Anat Geva, PhD     What specifically can provoke effective International dialogue and Interaction about the highest levels of design in response to the world’s greatest […]

“Vision for a plan to build 2A International Center in near future” An Interview with Norman Crowe

“Vision for a plan to build 2A International Center in near future” An Interview with Norman Crowe By Ahmad Zohadi May 2020   ncrowe@nd.edu  World’s Greatest Current and Future Needs:  The Center should reflect a resolute commitment to the global environmental crisis and social justice concerns as related transcendent challenges.  As a center for thoughtful, respectful, optimistic dialog it must convey a sense of harmony throughout. InteriorsInterior spaces housing the Center’s designated functions should enclose a […]

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA” An Interview with Nader Ardalan

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA” An Interview with Nader Ardalan in Berlin By Ahmad Zohadi October 2017 Question 1- How can architects, Planners and landscape designers intervene to alleviate the human afflictions in the realm of the built environment? Nader Ardalan: The theme of displacement is today one of the dominant human afflictions in the realm […]

” Architecture is the Social Application of Art” An Interview with Prof. Volkwin Marg in Humburg

” Architecture is the Social Application of Art” An Interview with Prof. Volkwin Marg in Humburg By Ahmad Zohadi June 2016 The interview has been published in 2A Magazine issue #36 Thinking about gmp’s projects, many of them have been designed and built in different cities around the world; some of them have changed the […]

“Innovative Architecture” An Interview with Sergi Tchoban in Berlin

“Innovative Architecture” An Interview with Sergi Tchoban in Berlin By Ahmad Zohadi June 2016 The interview has been published in 2A Magazine issue #38 (Last Edition) Mr. Tchoban, thank you very much for taking your time. After I have studied your projects and visited some of them in Berlin, I realised that your architecture is […]

“Reflection and Effect of 2A Asia and Europe 2017” An Interview with, Hubert Neinhoff

“Reflection and Effect of 2A Asia and Europe 2017” An Interview with, Hubert Neinhoff By Ahmad Zohadi   The interview has been published in 2A Magazine issue #41 Hubert Neinhoff Professor Dipl.-Ing. Architect gmp (international architect & engineers) Partner Ahmad Zohadi: Please follow this idea:Between the countries from different civilizations in the different continents(Asia and […]

“Reflection and Effect of 2A Asia and Europe 2017” An Interview with Sergei Tchoban

“Reflection and Effect of 2A Asia and Europe 2017” An Interview with Sergei Tchoban By Ahmad Zohadi   The interview has been published in 2A Magazine issue #41 Sergei Tchoban Architect, Tchoban Voss Architekten, SPEECH, Member of the urban advisory board of the city of Moscow, Member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators ASAI […]

“Reflection and Effect of 2A Asia and Europe 2017” An Interview with Shirish Beri

“Reflection and Effect of 2A Asia and Europe 2017” An Interview with Shirish Beri By Ahmad Zohadi   The interview has been published in 2A Magazine issue #41 Shirish Beri Architect, President of Shirish Beri and Associates in India Ahmad Zohadi: How can architects, Planners and landscape designers intervene to alleviate the human afflictions in […]

“Reflection and Effect of 2A Asia and Europe 2017” An Interview with Waro Kishi

“Reflection and Effect of 2A Asia and Europe 2017” An Interview with Waro Kishi By Ahmad Zohadi   The interview has been published in 2A Magazine issue #41 Waro Kishi Architect, Professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design Ahmad Zohadi: How can architects, Planners and landscape designers intervene to alleviate the human afflictions in […]

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2016” An Interview with Murat Tabanlioglu

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2016” An Interview with Murat Tabanlioglu By Ahmad Zohadi The interview has been published in 2A Magazine issue #39 – How can architects, Planners and landscape designers intervene to alleviate the human afflictions in the realm of the built environment? – Please follow this idea: Between the countries from different […]

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2016” An Interview with Françoise Fromonot

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2016”   An Interview with Françoise Fromonot By Ahmad Zohadi The interview has been published in 2A Magazine issue #39 How can architects, Planners and landscape designers intervene to alleviate the human afflictions in the realm of the built environment? Françoise Fromonot: Professions which deal with the design of space in […]

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2016” An Interview with Nasrin Seraji

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2016” An Interview with Nasrin Seraji By Ahmad Zohadi The interview has been published in 2A Magazine issue #39 How can architects, Planners and landscape designers intervene to alleviate the human afflictions in the realm of the built environment? Nasrin Seraji: Architects, planners and landscape architects need to reconsider the way […]

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2015” An Interview with Romi Khosla

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2015” An Interview with Romi Khosla By Ahmad Zohadi   The interview has been published in 2A Magazine issue #34 Ahmad Zohadi: How can architects, Planners and landscape designers intervene to alleviate the human afflictions in the realm of the built environment? Romi Khosla: The question is whether architects and planners […]

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2015” An Interview with Seung H-Sang

  “Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2015” An Interview with Seung H-Sang By Ahmad Zohadi   The interview has been published in 2A Magazine issue#34 Ahmad Zohadi: How can architects, Planners and landscape designers intervene to alleviate the human afflictions in the realm of the built environment? Seung H-Sang: I remember Winston Churchill’s words which was […]

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2015” An Interview with Bahram Shirdel

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2015” An Interview with Bahram Shirdel By Ahmad Zohadi   The interview has been published in 2A Magazine issue#34 Ahmad Zohadi: How can architects, Planners and landscape designers intervene to alleviate the human afflictions in the realm of the built environment? Bahram Shirdel: For the most part of the 19th century […]

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2015” An Interview with Yavuz Selim Sepin

“Reflection and Effect of 2ACAA 2015” An Interview with Yavuz Selim Sepin By Ahmad Zohadi   Architect, Researcher, Professor of Yildiz Technical University, Maltepe University & Okan University Ahmad Zohadi: How can architects, Planners and landscape designers intervene to alleviate the human afflictions in the realm of the built environment? Yavuz Selim Sepin: The idea […]

“Design Sustainability and Green Communities” Elisabeth von Samsonow

Interviewed by Ahmad Zohadi Elisabeth von Samsonow Artist, professor for philosophical and historical anthropology, fine arts Vienna Sustainability in architecture today not only relates to qualities like durable material, well designed structures that would work also in the future, either in individual buildings or in large areas of urbanist importance. Sustainability in the proper sense […]

“Design Sustainability and Green Communities” Steve Padget

Interviewed by Ahmad Zohadi Steve Padget AIA, LEED AP BD&C, faculty member in Architecture at the University of Kansas Architecture is a profession. Architects, as all professionals, act in the service of the public’s health, safety and welfare (HSW). ‘Heath, Safety and Welfare’ can be seen as a large category that includes everything from code […]

“Design Sustainability and Green Communities” Nader Ardalan

Interviewed by Ahmad Zohadi Nader Ardalan Architect, Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies – Harvard University The common definition of sustainability is “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs.” The Paradigm Shift that a Sustainable Life Style demands is so vast […]

“Design Sustainability and Green Communities” Bassam Abu-Hijleh

Head of the Sustainable Design of the Built Environment Programme (SDBE) Fellow, Cardiff University (UK) – The British University in Dubai   Ahmad Zohadi: How would you define in your own words ‘sustainability’? Bassam Abu-Hijleh: Innovative solutions that enhances the human experience while reducing the demand on the environment & the pocket (i.e. cost). Should […]

“Design Sustainability and Green Communities” George Katodrytis

Interviewed by Ahmad Zohadi Assosiate Professor of Architecture – AUS, UAE   Ahmad Zohadi: How would you define in your own words ‘sustainability’? George Katodrytis: Sustainability is about performance. Sustainability is not only about good buildings but about outstanding building design that can have lasting effects on users. It should not be measured in Leadership […]

“Design Sustainability and Green Communities” John Alexander Smith

Interviewed by Ahmad Zohadi  Chartered Architect and Professor of Interior Design, American University in Dubai   Ahmad Zohadi: How would you define in your own words ‘sustainability’? John Alexander Smith: Sustainability or more pertinently ‘sustainable development’ requires to be understood at all scales of application whether urban, architectural or interior. The Brundtland Report summarizes the […]

“Design Sustainability and Green Communities” Jourdan Younis – Hilson Moran

Interviewed by Ahmad Zohadi  Jourdan Younis – Hilson Moran Sustainable Associate – UAE – BSCM (Hons), CMAA, LEED AP   Ahmad Zohadi: How would you define in your own words ‘sustainability’? Increasing the productivity of natural capital to a point that buildings are regenerative, shifting to biologically inspired materials and embracing a service rather than […]

“Design Sustainability and Green Communities” Joseph Runco

Interviewed by Ahmad Zohadi  ASLA and APA, Managing Principal of the SWA Group   Ahmad Zohadi: How would you define in your own words ‘sustainability’? Joseph Runco: Ideally, sustainability should be considered and justified at all scales: global, continental, regional, local, site and building. In practice, one must often ignore the larger setting and focus […]

“Design Sustainability and Green Communities” Rasem Badran

Interviewed by Ahmad Zohadi Rasem Badran Architect, Founder and Partner of DAO_dar al omran architects Buildings are a basic part of the urban community. In order for these buildings to be sustainable they have to interact with the social, economic, and physical aspects of this community. The architectural design of these buildings has to respond […]

“Design Sustainability and Green Communities” Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners Innovative Architecture and Integrated Design Practices   Ahmad Zohadi: How would you define in your own words ‘sustainability’? Sustainability is about people and balance. It is about the allocation of finite resources over time to generate maximum social benefit. Foster + Partners’ mandate is to produce humane and uplifting buildings, but also […]

“Design Sustainability and Green Communities” Firouz Firouz

Interviewed by Ahmad Zohadi  Firouz Firouz Architect, Director of Firouz Firouz Architecture, Tehran – Iran Sustainability in regards to architecture includes these basic elements; efficiency, cost-effectiveness, preservation, green energy, and optimization of comfort. But, there is so much more depth behind these elements which comes to define what sustainability can be. By nature, it is […]

Design Sustainability and Green Communities” Martin Josst

Interviewed by Ahmad Zohadi Martin Josst Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Partner The implementation of sustainable buildings following the modern „state of the art“ often neglects the complexity of urban systems. We consider sustainability as part of a general context, which may not be reduced to its ecological and economical aspects. It is a highly-complex, flowing […]

Design Sustainability and Green Communities” Faryar Javaherian

Interviewed by Ahmad Zohadi Faryar Javaherian Architect, Principal Partner at Gamma Consultants Sustainable design is a design that results in an architecture which sustains itself in time, which becomes ENDURING (mandegar). If a building stands the test of centuries and is still existent, it has several meanings: it was a well-functioning building, it had a […]

Design Sustainability and Green Communities” Yasin Cagatay Seckin

Interviewed by Ahmad Zohadi Yasin Çağatay Seçkin Ph.D., Vice Dean and Associate Professor of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University Sustainability could be explained as the most important concept of the prudential discussions in the World of 21st Century. Major concepts affecting human life, such as economy, ecology and technology, all should be sustainable. However, putting […]