Tehran City Theatre
Tehran City Theatre Complex is the greatest venue of dramatic and preforming arts in Iran, which founded in 1960s by Empress Farah Pahlavi decree in Tehran. It stands as a memorial of the cultural development programs that planned to improve artistic and cultural activities in Iran. The circular and cylinder form of the building designed by architect Ali Sardar Afkhami evokes ancient and traditional theatre, which has different Persian architecture period signs.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The significant of choosing Tehran City Theatre in Wearable Architecture collection is much more obvious while discriminations, political conflicts and social segregations threat global safety and we deeply believe in power of cultural activities, art and dialogue among nations and civilisations as the main effective solution key. Theatre and dramatic arts would considered as important tools, which are common, pure and comprehensible among different groups and societies.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Simplicity as the most priority in design process made the object obviously easy and daily use. The exclusive design and uniqueness bring more pleasure and satisfaction. With such rich cultural background of object, the audience feels much more confidant and tries to acquire deeper realisation of his/her cultural achievements, current advantages and weaknesses at the same time. Emotionally point of view, these subjective challenges lead to a hidden bond between audience and article; it contributes vaster connection, which does not make sense by ordinary accessories or jewelries.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The Project Started in July 2014 and finished in January 2017 in Tehran, Iran and is not exhibited before the A' design Award Competition.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Through designing Tehran City Theatre Ring, I tried to minimise intervention and keep the circular form of the building as a symbol of integration and unity. Selecting monochrome gem and setting all over the round form of the ring is trying to specify the value of cultural diversity but from an equal and uniform attitude and proposition.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Design with Matrix, Made by gold, Weight about 9.00 Grams, Syntactic Diamonds
Tehran City Theatre Ring, Wearable Architecture, City Theatre Ring, Teatr-e-shar Ring
As an architect and individual interest in jewellery design, I tried to design a jewellery collection, which called Wearable Architecture inspired by Persian architectural artworks; taking into consideration different social, cultural or environmental subjects was my aim; Although all the constructions from palaces to urban elements are masterpieces architecturally point of view but only few of them considered as designing inspiration due to their architectural values; mostly chose to emphasise on a specific subjects as mentioned earlier.
Through designing process of Wearable Architecture collection it was tried to make the pieces easy as much as possible not only to simplify delivering the main idea of design but also considering not complicated making process and keeping the industrial ability of production which make the collection definitely accessible to all who are interested in. Commitment and loyalty to the main artworks that were the inspiration resource of the collection was another challenging aspect of the design process while transformation an urban scale structure to a jewellery function and scale desired.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
PhotoImage #1,2: Photographer Hedieh Kavoosian, Tehran City Theatre, 2017.
Image #1,2: Model Niloofar Kavoosian, Tehran City Theatre, 2017.
Image #3,4,5: Photographer Barax Studio, Tehran City Theatre, 2017