Nov 8, 2007

Herat's "Narcotecture"

The international digest Monocle published an interesting photo essay on the "new" style of architecture taking over Herat dubbed "Naroctecture".

Modern architecture is wonderful, but this is neither mod
ern nor ascetically pleasing.

Take a look at these disturbing "candy colored" mini-palaces that are popping up in this ancient city. I guess wealth can't foster good taste.

Go to the photo essay.

--Farhad Azad

1 comment:

Roya said...

We describe these houses as cake-e aroosi because they look like wedding cakes instead of homes.