Rifat Chadirji: Building Index

How an architect documented, coded, organized and referenced his own work

Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji actively took part in the renewal and redefinition of the Arab World’s architecture’s practice from the 1950s through the 1970s. As he foresaw precariousness and disruption in his country, Chadirji meticulously photographed his own architectural work in an attempt to produce documents that could survive the damage, alteration and potential destruction of his buildings.

Compiled by Mark Wasiuta and Akram Zaatari, and co-edited by Kaph books and the Arab Image Foundation, this publication presents a comprehensive compilation of Chadirji’s photographic folio, which records and analyses the development of his building practice.

Rifat Chadirji | Building Index
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