June 22, 1951 |
Bahram Shirdel is an Iranian architect internationally known as one of the most influential architects dealing with interdisciplinary field of architecture & science & also Fold/Folding Architecture. Jeffrey Kipnis, Greg Lynn, Peter Eisenman & Bahram Shirdel are among the architect-theoricians who accept topology as a cultural & scientific resource of folded, curved, undulated & twisted architectures. They are concerned with the dynamic aspects of topological geometry - that is, with the more general processes of continuous transformation.
Bahram Shirdel has been the director of Graduate Design program at the Architectural Association School of architecture, London, & has taught design & theory at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard university, University of Houston, Texas, Georgia Institute of Technology, University Chicago, University of Miami, Ohio State University, Southern California Institute of Architecture and American University of Sharjah, U.A.E. Bahram Shirdel was a recipient of Christopher Wren Medal from Canada & CGA Gold Medal city planning from China. His work has been widely exhibited worldwide; Venice Biennale of Architecture 1984 & the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1992. Shirdel & Partners office was established in Tehran in 1997, after practicing in London as Shirdel & Kipnis Architects & practicing as Aks-Runo in Los Angeles. During these years this practice designed projects in the U.S., Canada, Japan, China, & Brazil & worldwide; where the firm applied its research & theory to the spatial organization of large scale & complex projects.
- Giuseppa Di Cristina, "The Topological Tendency in Architecture", Architecture & Science, AD,2001
- "Folding & Unfolding Space, Lecture by architect Bahram Shirdel, Dubai, The Third Line gallery"