mohammad hassan forouzanfar adds contemporary frames to ancient iranian ruins
 

mohammad hassan forouzanfar adds contemporary frames to ancient iranian ruins

in his signature chromatic style, mohammad hassan forouzanfar once again conceives an alternate reality for a real location. this time, his photography series and digital editing takes place in persepolis, a significant yet tragic historical monument in iran, which is considered a world heritage site. the building was under construction when alexander attacked it and set it on fire, making parts of it remain unfinished forever. 

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forouzanfar believes persepolis is a magnificent work of architecture, yet it conveys an unfortunate and nostalgic feeling. for the project, he digitally placed various models of art installations in persepolis’ spaces to serve as a reminder of its powerful history. to contrast against the stunning architecture of the site, the designer added minimal frames that add a simple yet elegant touch to the landscape. 

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over time, historical layers accumulated and condensed, yet forounzanfar wanted to add a new reading to persepolis. there will always be a trace of the previous layers in architecture, yet in the project, he thinks ahead to form a dichotomy between the ancient geometries of persepolis against the newer modern, minimal forms. this way, the ruins take on a new life.

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mohammad hassan forouzanfar adds contemporary frames to ancient iranian ruins

mohammad hassan forouzanfar adds contemporary frames to ancient iranian ruins

mohammad hassan forouzanfar adds contemporary frames to ancient iranian ruins

mohammad hassan forouzanfar adds contemporary frames to ancient iranian ruins

mohammad hassan forouzanfar adds contemporary frames to ancient iranian ruins

mohammad hassan forouzanfar adds contemporary frames to ancient iranian ruins

mohammad hassan forouzanfar adds contemporary frames to ancient iranian ruins

 

 

project info:

 

designer: mohammad hassan forouzanfar

location: persepolis, iran

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: cristina gomez | designboom

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