The ninth episode of the “Domus Eyes on Iran” video series, produced by the Italian Embassy in Tehran and the Italian Commercial Agency in cooperation with the historical Milanese architecture magazine Domus, was broadcast yesterday at the residence of the Italian Ambassador to Tehran. , Giuseppe Perrone.
The episode revisits an article published by Domus magazine in 1958 under the title “Persian Landscape”, focusing on the new architectural trends emerging in the Iranian capital at that time. State-of-the-art technological and artistic features of buildings designed in these years by world-renowned architect Hushang Seyhoun, such as the Canada Dry factory, the Aménéh orphanage and three residential villas in northern Tehran, are all reviewed. in detail in the new documentary screened at the Italian Residence in Tehran.
The episode tells the story of the architectural development of Tehran during this time and the connection with the major global architectural trends and the great masters such as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Gio Ponti. The latter, founder and then director of the magazine Domus, quickly became passionate about Iran to the point of designing one of his most successful residential buildings, the magnificent Namazee villa in the Niavaran district in the north of Tehran.
In his introductory remarks, Ambassador Perrone emphasized how the ultimate goal of the series is to bring back to life stories of great cultural and artistic significance for Iran and for Italy, such as the one featured in the Domus article from 1958, and make them available again. contemporary readers and architecture enthusiasts.
For the occasion, a set of drawings representing Tehran in the 1950s by Iranian artist Khosrow Khorshidi, which had been the subject of a previous art exhibition under the title “Foreign Embassies in Tehran”, was exhibited in the garden of the Italian Residence.
“Persian landscape. Domus First Look at Iran ”, as well as the previous episodes of the series, are available on the social networks of the Italian Embassy in Tehran.
By Siavash Sufinejad