Ashrafi & Zad Design is an Architecture and Urban Design Studio based in Tehran and Barcelona.
Our team is committed to finding solutions that are at once deeply rooted in locality while acknowledging our universal identity in a globalized world.
Ashrafi & Zad Design strives for an architecture that enriches daily life, improves our environments, and benefits the communities we serve.
Our work on the understanding that the influence of any architecture or urban space surpasses the immediate physical impact of the built environment. We think architecture impacts communities by helping them feel supported or represented, by shaping constructive narratives and by presenting possibilities for a better future.
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We accept 1 – 2 interns during the summer and the fall semester, which run from June through November.
Nicht nur Fassade, Atlas Medical Office Building/ Hamedan, Iran.
Printed in Architecture for The Future, Deutschland.
2ND PLACE: ALLEY HOUSE, QOM.
Architect Magazine 130
Printed in Memar 130, special Memar 1400 award.
The World’s Best Architecture, 2018
Phaidon Press Limited
Deaf Friendly City, Inclusive Urbanism Studios
Raha Ashrafi, Asal Alizadeh, Mojdeh Kamali
Nava Kholoosi, Nima Ghanei, Mohhamad Behjoo, Farideh Yusefi Moghadam
TUIC (Tehran Urban Innovation Center)
Design Handbook // 101 Tips for a Deaf Friendly City
Senior Friendly Environment
Raha Ashrafi, Marziah Zad
Golrokh Heidarian, Tarlan Khoiloo
Ashrafi & Zad Design – Research