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PA Live 012 – Hanif Kara

PA Live 012 – Hanif Kara

On this episode of our live interview, Hamid Hassanzadeh, founder of ParametricArchitecture,  discussed with professor Hanif Kara, professor in practice at the Harvard GSD, and co-founder of AKT II. The discussion focused on Hanif’s career, his secrets of success, collaborations with world’s top architectural studios, and his visions for the future.

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Professor Hanif Kara is a practicing Structural Engineer and Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard. He is recognized for linking design, research, education and practice. He co-tutored a Diploma Unit at the Architecture Association, London from 2000 to 2004 and was a Visiting Professor of Architectural Technology at KTH Stockholm from 2007 to 2012. He is one of the successful creators of ‘Design-led’ approach and innovative forms of uses of materials within vast pioneering projects that are facing challenges in the current built environment.

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Hamid Hassanzadeh is an Iranian architect, computational designer, researcher, and speaker. He studied his architecture education in Iran. With eight years of experience in this field, he worked on multiple projects in Iran, Turkey, Russia, Kuwait, and the USA. Early in 2016, he established Parametric Architecture magazine by starting from Instagram. Since then, he interviewed many architects and designers, conducted and supported workshops, organized events and lectures, and globally shared knowledge and information about computational and parametric design tools.

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