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Rifat Chadirji
1926 -
Nationality
Iraq

Education
Hammersmith School of Arts and Crafts, London

Degree
Architect
Year
1952

Rifat Chadirji
Source: Rifat Chadirji
Work
StartEndBuildingLocationCountry
1952Baher Faiq HouseBaghdadIraq
1959Monument for the Unknown SoldierBaghdadIraq
19651967Tobacco Monopoly HeadquartersBaghdadIraq
1971Central Post Telephone and Telegraph BuildingBaghdadIraq
19721977H. H. Hamood VillaBaghdadIraq
Number of published projects in the database: 5
Notes
Rifat Chadirji is the founder of the architectural firm Iraq Consult. "[He] is an architect who has imbued his work with a deep understanding of the roots of authentic regional expression, as well as a true appreciation of modernism and its principles... Chadirji's contributions transcend a mere body of work, important as that may be, for he also is a major figure in one of the most important and influential architectural schools in the Arab world. The Baghdad School of Architecture, where Chadirji taught for many years, has keenly felt Chadirji's influence. Rejecting the use of the forms of the past, Chadirji devised a synthesis of form that could translate into a new and contemporary urban aesthetic - one that would guide the articulations of a genuinely modern Iraqi town-scape in the later part of the 20th century." (Aga Khan Award)
Chadirji is also the author of many books including: 
Chadirji, Rifat, Concepts and Influence: Towards a Regionalized International Architecture, 1952-1978, London: Kegan Paul International, 1986
Chadirji, Rifat, Al-Ukhaydir wa-al-Qasr al-Balluri: nushu’ al-nazariyah al -jadaliyah fi-al-‘imarah / Rifat al-Chadirji. London: Riyad al-Rayyis, 1991
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