How architecture can deal with this wild nature and without destroying its purity create opportunities for this manifold experience. How tourism can be improved without damaging their nature. How architecture, technology and nature can cooperate to produce occupiable spaces in different points of Niagara waterfall while preserving it?
Iran has been erecting a wall along the Iran-Pakistan border to stop illegal border crossings. However, the two countries share the territory of Balochistan. Therefor, Baloch “community has become divided politically and socially, with their trade and social activities being seriously impeded”.
The major percentage of drugs entering Iran is being smuggled from Iran-Pakistan and Iran-Afghanistan borders. These two country used to be part of Iran in the past; therefore, there are strong cultural, linguistic and religious connection between them. However, the thick barrier, which is constructed by and within territory of current Iran has completely separated these regions.
Afghanistan is the main producer of Heroin spreading it to the Europe. There are two main routes from which the drugs flow westward. Iran is on the way of one of the routes; therefore, its borders have inevitable role in blocking the spread of drugs.
Iran-Pakistan border aerial view
The erected wall between Iran and Pakistan only interrupts in two spots; One the only border crossing check post in Taftan, Balochistan, Iran and a seasonal river bed which is shown above.
The only legal border crossing is located in Taftan a region in Balochistan, Iran that is divided between the two countries. Random shots in different days show different amount of traffic in the check post line. Heavy traffic in some days may create “loopholes for smuggling contraband or people.”
Taftan has a mountainous topography. it has hard windy winters. there is a hiking track reaching to Taftan pick.
Walling Borders is a common strategy to strengthen the division between two countries. These Barriers usually separate specific regions into two parts which cause separation of interdependent communities. In my thesis I want to look for other architectural strategies that can control the flow at the same time blend(?!!) the borders. For instance, Panopticism is an architectural strategy to control the prisoners by creating perceptional errors. What architectural strategy can mislead the illegal movement flow at the same time fade the division between the communities?