Iranian architect and artist Ziauddin Javid dies

Veteran Iranian architect Ziauddin Javid, who fused design with his nation’s culture and art, died on Friday due to cardiac arrest according to a statement issued by Iranian State News Agency.

Born in 1943 in the central city of Hamedan, he entered the School of Architecture and Fine Arts at the  University of Tehran in 1960.

In the first years of the university, he traveled to across the country to get familiar with Iran’s architecture and culture. He considered painting as a means to link poetry, culture and architecture.