Afra is an artist, author and translator based in Tehran. Trained in curatorial studies, her work is centred on the developments of societies through the analysis of artistic and cultural creations. Afra has co-curated an exhibition at A Plus A gallery in Venice and has collaborated with entities such as Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Zamineh Online Art Platform and Nazar Art Publication in Iran. She is also an editorial member at Duchamp’s Socks.
by Afra Safa Apr 15, 2022
Tehran-based MRK Architecture Office pays homage to cypress trees in an administrative building for Arka Factory.
by Afra Safa Apr 06, 2022
A review of the outstanding graphic design studios in Iran whose works are enriched by the country’s long visual history and diverse contemporary life.
by Afra Safa Mar 19, 2022
Tehran-based studio, Hooba Design, celebrates 15 years of remarkable practice with the reception of RIBA Emerging Architect 2021 Prize.
by Afra Safa Feb 21, 2022
From lost heavens to ecological values of the Iranian vernacular architecture, context-oriented architect Firouz Firouz talks about how architecture needs to redefine itself.
by Afra Safa Feb 12, 2022
Bricks on the move: Mobile panels made with handmade bricks create an interactive experience of light and life for the users of a cutting-edge office building in Tehran, Iran.
by Afra Safa Jan 25, 2022
In an adaptive reuse project, Harandi & Harandi Architects has turned a 400-year-old house into a heavenly boutique hotel in the historic city of Yazd, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
by Afra Safa Dec 23, 2021
Finding solutions in the geographical and social context, architect Farshad Mehdizadeh creates a new lifestyle with Shahgholi Villa in the town of Damavand near Tehran, Iran.
by Afra Safa Dec 17, 2021
With a look towards the past, Iran-based Team Design Group has designed a villa in the northern region of Iran to be an answer to the unique local climate.
by Afra Safa Dec 06, 2021
Designed by Mohammad Reza Marashi, The Katoozian House in Lavasan near Tehran, a finalist in Iran's Memar Prize 2020, offers the possibility of an active social life and privacy.
by Afra Safa Nov 16, 2021
Which structure is the symbol of Tehran - the Āzādi Tower, a memorial of the time of individual freedoms, or the Milad Tower that is ever present in photographs? A study.