Azar Architecture Group was founded in 2012 to offer digital marketing, photography and content creation services to the architecture and construction industry.
We, Samaneh and Farshid were the co-founders, and had a vision to transform the way architecture and the built environment is presented to customers and the general public.
Farshid’s knowledge and skills in photography and Samaneh’s knowledge and skills in content writing and research combined with our education in architecture, and passion for high-end digital marketing, helped us turn our vision into reality.
The mix of our skills resulted in Azar Architecture becoming one of the well-known groups in the country and the clients’ go-to place for high-quality photography and content.
We have also participated in architecture and heritage research projects, having our work exhibited internationally.


Farshid Nasrabadi
B.Sc. in Architecture | Islamic Azad University Isfahan Branch - Khorasgan | 2007 - 2011
Architect and Photographer
Co-founder of Azar Architecture Group | | since 2012
Tutor | Architectural Photography Workshop | Islamic Azad University - Tehran - Central Branch | 2015
Tutor | Architectural Photography Course | Islamic Azad University - Shahinshahr Branch | 2014 - 15
Tutor | Architectural Photography Course | Shahid Beheshti University | since 2013
Architect and Urban Designer | ATEC Architecture and Urban Design Consultants | 2011-2012
Architect | Ahram Novin Architects | 2010-2011
Member of National Iranian Photographers' Society | since 2012
Architect and Supervisor in Architecture and Renovation Projects | Polsheer Consultants | 2008 - 2010
Architectural Photographer | since 2008
Photographer | since 2000

Photo Publications
Forty Houses
Author: Atefeh Karbasi; Publisher: Tourism and Cultural Heritage Research Center
Contemporary Iranian Architects 1
Author: Negar Hakim; Publisher: IVA Institut für vergleichende Architekturforschung
Modern Architecture in Iran: M. R. Ghaneei
Author: Negar Hakim; Publisher: IVA Institut für vergleichende Architekturforschung
Sarzamin-e-Man Iranology Monthly
International Magazine of Night Sky
Iran’s Industrial Architecture Heritage
Author: Leila Pahlevanzadeh; Publisher: Memarkhaneh Bagh Nazar
Tourism Catalogues
Isfahan’s Tourism & Cultural Heritage Organization

Photo Exhibitions & Award
Self Portrait Group Exhibition- Apadana Gallery
9th Image of the Year Honored- Tehran - Iran
Scar Group Exhibition- Apadana Gallery
Iranology Isfahan’s Museum of Contemporary Arts
Shabaneh-ha Group Exhibition Ax Caf’e
Iranology Group Exhibi on-IAF
8th Image of the Year- Honored Diploma in Mobile Photography- Tehran - Iran
1st Photo Competition of Society of Theater Photographers Honored - Tehran - Iran
6th Image of the Year Honored- Tehran - Iran
Peace: Simple Like This Group Exhibi on- HBG
National A&C Student Competitions- Iran 1st place in Photography

Samaneh Mohseni Hosseinabadi
MA in Visual Culture | Lund University | Lund, Sweden 2022
MA in Iranian Architectural Studies | Shahid Beheshti University | Tehran 2017
B.Sc. in Architecture | Islamic Azad University Isfahan Branch - Khorasgan | 2007 - 2011

Honors and Awards
Britt and Karl Hugo Axelsson Foundation's Award for an MA thesis of Outstanding quality in Art History and Visual Studies, Lund, 2022
Valedictorian of the class of 2022, MA in Visual Culture, Lund University
Selected Writings
2022, HEM, Malmö Konstmuseet
2020, The Story of Salma, Vernacular Architecture Conference Proceedings, TU Berlin
2020, Covid‐19 Pandemic, Richard Feinman and the Future of Architecture, Asmaneh Webzine
2019, March 8th, Turan Mirhadi and the International Farabi Festival, Asmaneh Webzine
2018, To Guard the Size of the Poster, Asmaneh Webzine
2018, The Guilty Sleeve, Asmaneh Webzine
2018, Huge Prints and Enormous Movements, Asmaneh Webzine
2018, A conversation about the “Story of Building a Mansion in Qajar Isfahan”, Asmaneh
2018, Cities and People: “Death”, Asmaneh Webzine
2017, The Forgotten Design Tradition, Asmaneh Webzine
2016, Persian translation of “Al-Azhar Mosque: An Architectural Chronicle of Cairo's History", by Nasser Rabbat, in Art History in Islamic Civilization: Architecture (Ed. Mehrdad Qayyoomi Bidhendi)
2015, "AyenehKhane" Entry in Encyclopedia of The Background of Iranian Architectural Studies: Monuments and Sites (EBIAS)
2013, "Sustainable Architecture, Pigeon House as A Factory" with Farshid Nasrabadi in National Sustainable Energy Conference Book
2012, "Pigeon House, National Inheritance, New Design Method, Old Style" with Farshid Nasrabadi in TERRA 2012 Conference Book
2009, "Isfahan: City of Pigeon Houses" with Farshid Nasrabadi in NAMA The Journal of Construction Engineering Organization of Isfahan
Full professional proficiency in English
Intermediate proficiency in Swedish
Intermediate proficiency in German
Elementary proficiency in Arabic
Native in Persian (Dari)
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