ZAV’s Practice of Architecture: An Unfinished Plan to challenging the earth
defining our theoretical framework of ZAV, making us realize that the structure and spaces organizing the work of ZAV need to be reconsidered in the actual building of the office. In 2018 our office was redesigned in accordance to the framework. Each title represents a space inside the office and states its mission.
Core – in favour of me, in favour of all
Architecture can redefine its capacities beyond the limits put in place by the building industry and is able to shift its operation field from that of a passive object to designing an entire process to get engaged as a socio-political agent. ZAV’s solution for attaining social optimum in a developing economy is incorporating architecture in the Gross Domestic Production. Our method is to create a bigger economic cake by tying together the benefit of the stakeholders to that of the larger society. We seek a balance between hasty pragmatism and deterrent idealism, avoiding either the waste of resources or the loss of enthusiasm for taking action.
Think Tank – Analyzer
The ZAV Think Tank is skeptical towards pre-established assumptions, and analyzes each project with an eye for discovering and activating its hidden capacities suitable for expanding the production of value, from the very early design stages to construction and implementation. This leads to strategies that guide the project in using human and material resources exclusively when possible and creates adaptive spatial scenarios and future-proof programs. If architecture insists on unnecessary traits such as consuming imported intellectual or material products. On the other hand, if opportunities of production are identified and instigated through the use of internal architectural mechanisms it will lead to economic growth and social pride, and a by-product might be the survival of the discipline of Architecture.
Studio – Typologist | Adaptive
The out coming strategies, mingle and interact in a reciprocating process with internal architectural mechanisms such as spatial skills and diagrams, construction details, and the rendering of space, and evolve to concrete spatial solutions. Aesthetics adapts itself to decision making processes. Architectural tools and mechanisms are not predetermined, they rather are flexible possibilities that help the architectural practice step in an unpredictable path relying on collective creativity, which open new grounds to the architectural product, unattainable through individual imagination.
Lab – Craftsman
Building process is an important potential stage for the economic and social agency of architecture. Industries related to construction have the capacity to become the point of convergence of aesthetics and the production of added value, meaning that aesthetics can be adoptive through a process-driven approach that frees architecture from an absolute adherence to product-driven aesthetics. What matters to ZAV are the inherent capacities for a production of space that is more beneficial to the nation.