History, theory and design of Architecture
Boris Hamzeian is an architecture historian and designer, doctoral assistant at the Laboratory of theory and history of architecture LTH3 at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne-EPFL, and partner of False Mirror Office.
As an historian he devotes his studies to the complex relationship between Architecture and Technology and to leading figures who attempted to integrate the processes and the aesthetics of the industrial and technological products in the design of human environment. This address led to investigations on figures as Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, Ove Arup and Partners, Leonardo Savioli and the so-called Radicals, Archigram, Chrysalis, but also into specific buildings, as the Centre National d’Art et Culture Georges Pompidou in Paris, with the aim of building up a new specialisation field in what Adolfo Natalini and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia labeled «Technomorphic Architecture».
As a designer, and as a member of False Mirror Office, he attempts to re-enact his historical findings in operative tools for contemporary Design, with the idea of Architecture as a discourse of fragments and actors to be constantly put on stage for another fiction.
The investigations carried out with False Mirror Office tackle several topics, from the value of montage and collage in the post-digital panorama, to the re-evaluation of the assemblage as a design tool, up to the conception of new symbolic and technologic devices for the post pandemic human environment.