"I believe that good architecture should reflect a holistic appreciation of reality. Reality, it is held, has a hierarchy of awarness levels within which there exists both outer and inner dimensions. The outer (ecological) dimension relates to a finite world of limited energy-income from the sun, of fixed energy reserves. The inner, (cultural) dimension relates to human kind, who have an infinite, hidden reseve 0f energy --the spirit-- that can often transcend the limited context of this phenomenal world."
Nader Ardalan Contemporary Architects, 1987, p. 44.
Photographs of Iran Center for Management Studies. Courtesy of Architect (submitted to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture), 1989.
For the Aga Khan Award for Architecture nomination procedures, architects are requested to submit several layers of documentation including photography. These images supplement the slides and digital images also submitted.