Graduate student Kiana Mozayyan Esfahani created the video “In Translation” for ARC3016 — a Master of Architecture thesis prep course taught by Professor John Shnier in the winter of 2016.
“Vernacular architecture has turned into a concept that is highly loaded and restrictive, when in fact it is an ever-changing collection of architectural qualities that embraces innovations, needs, and restrictions that exists in a region. These in turn demand for an architectural language that respects the integrity of existing precedents while utilizing a creative architectural language through transliterating vernacular concepts. This film explores how familiar architectural elements can be de-familiarized or re-purposed to reshape our perception of vernacular architecture.”
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