Retrofuturism: Iranian Architect Mohammed Forouzanfar Reveals Breathtakingly Surreal New Designs
Mohammed Hassan Forouzanfar is an Iranian architect and designer who recently revealed his latest work, “Retrofuturism”, a series that is similar to a number of well-known architects such as Zaha Hadid, Daniel Liebskind, as well as Norman Foster.
The series came about when Forouzanfar selected a number of pre-Islamic castles across different Persian towns such as Fars, Sistan, and Baluchistan, Khuzestan and Kashan provinces, and brilliantly fused them with contemporary architecture. He basically merged the concept of the new world with ancient Iran and brought about a new definition of architectural restoration, one that provides critical outlook at Iranian architectural artifacts.
The installation of the contemporary western architecture, Retrofuturism, offers a contradictory mix linking Iran’s rich past to the future and its presence in the west. This is not the first time that Forouzanfar starts something this intriguing, his Retrofuturism series is actually similar to his previous projects when he introduced skyscrapers to Iranian villages. We can’t wait to see more projects by the talented Forouzanfar.