About Us

2A magazine is a professional architectural publication with a focus on contextual design, which has been published since 2006 and intends to establish a polyphonic relationship with the professional, international audience and should therefore focus on the structures that make this relationship possible with-in its most comprehensive form.
Today, despite major achievements in communication media, our world is greatly in need of interrelated dialogue, which can decrease notions of negligence and hostility. No doubt, understanding one another can lead us to a more peaceful yet innovative and lively neighborhood. Hence, we constantly keep in mind the realities of the global village and still deeply believe in the importance of local culture. Moreover, the diversity of works and articles presented in 2A magazine clearly reflect the concept we follow.
2A magazine has always looked for new ways of looking at architecture and art, and has presented various themes which has explored different dimensions of those fields. Understanding the significance of spirituality and other non-physical aspects of architecture, which have been neglected or in some places completely ignored, 2A decided to focus more on this theme, because we believe the future of architecture can be enriched if we incorporate the non-physical aspects into the physical designs. And 2A as an international media in the middle east wants to be a pioneer and promoter of this process. The following are our points of value and emphasis in 2A magazine:
• The importance of cultural identity and its effect on architecture and art
Design Sustainability (Physical and Non- Physical)
The challenges facing Middle Eastern urban development
Architecture & Landscape (environmental considerations, the dialogue with nature)
Effect of architectural space on our inner space and creativity
Utilizing and taking advantage of new and modern technology (Nano Technology, Solar Energy,etc.)
Incorporating local traditional and cultural concepts with the modern technological findings and methods in the architectural designs
• To create an international forum for the interaction between the architects from all around the world, and to facilitate the sharing of information among them
• To preserve, remind, respect and promote the history, heritage, culture, costumes and spiritual values of every country
• Evaluating and suggesting solutions to the challenges in urban planing

As a part of its growing activities, 2A is now organizing 2A Continental Architectural Award as an annual event. The event will highlight world achievements in Architecture in terms of contemporary challenges of the field. Such challenges include: the great diversity of design ideologies and methodologies, new advanced technologies, communications and digital media, new social sensitivities, new technologies in sustainability and periodic times of economic slowdown. 2A Continental Architectural Award will be a landmark and turning point allowing practitioners to pause and reflect upon what architects around the world have achieved in the field of Architecture, what are the perspectives of architecture future and what is the right path to overcome our common architectural responsibilities.
Finally, 2A Magazine acts as a communication bridge between eastern and western architects facilitating their interaction and sharing of their artistic and architectural creativities and innovations which allows them to have a global impact.

Ahmad Zohadi
Editor in Chief, CEO & Publisher