1216 GMT October 28, 2021
The ninth episode of the ‘Domus Eyes on Iran’ video series ‘Persian Landscape. Domus First Look at Iran’, which was produced by the Italian Embassy in Tehran and the Italian Trade Agency in cooperation with the historic Milan-based architectural magazine Domus, was released on Thursday.
The episode revisits an article published by Domus magazine in 1958, titled ‘Persian Landscape,’ focusing on the new architectural trends taking shape in Iran’s capital at that time, according to the Embassy’s press release obtained by Iran Daily on Friday.
The cutting-edge technological and artistic features of the buildings designed in those years are reviewed in great detail in the new documentary screened at the residence of Italy’s Ambassador in Tehran, Giuseppe Perrone,
The episode tells the story of Tehran’s architectural development during those times and the connection with major global architectural trends and great masters such as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Gio Ponti. The latter, founder and at that time director of Domus magazine, became quickly fascinated with Iran to the extent that he designed one of his most successful residential buildings, the magnificent villa Namazee in the Niavaran district of north Tehran, read the press release.
In his introductory remarks, Ambassador Perrone underlined 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 1958 Domus article, and make them available again to contemporary readers and architecture lovers.
For the occasion, a set of drawings featuring 1950s Tehran by Iranian artist Khosrow Khorshidi, which was the subject of a previous art show by the title ‘Foreign Embassies in Tehran,’ was exhibited in the garden of the residence.
‘Persian Landscape. Domus First Look at Iran,’ along with the series’ previous episodes, are available on the social media channels of the Italian Embassy in Tehran.