Starting in 1973 with an initial focus on architecture, Gharib first attracted attention with the winning contest project for the National Iranian Insurance Company, followed by work on Iran's Parliament project and later the winning contest, the Sun and Habitat project, designed for using alternative energy for residential buildings, in 1979 in Italy.
Founded in 1973 in Italy, Studio Gharib, through its most works, developed by an orientation for delivering innovative and sustainable works that reinvent the built environment, has grown into a truly multidisciplinary organization.
In collaboration with forward-minded individuals, it has ventured into a wide range of disciplines and tried to break the boundaries imposed by traditional professional constraints. This unconventional approach to design has produced an independence of spirit that is reflected in the researches carried out and the works that are created.
The works of Studio are based on attention to innovative principles in the practice of architecture. In fact the effects of the post-contemporary transformations in the form of spaces and objects are to be reflected in the projects that the Studio designs for architectural competitions, professional projects and actual constructions.
Bearing in mind the transformations currently underway in the scientific and technological domain, which also affect the concepts of project, the Studio feels the need to compare critically the contents of its own works often with the latest cutting-edge architectural designs.
By recognizing interactive dynamics between natural and cultural territorial components of where a project is to be located, the firm has moved on from classical notions of rationalism and morphology to the sciences of morphing and anthropo-geo-morpho-genesis, which transforms the project of architectural spaces and the design of physical objects.
Its work emphasizes a particular interest in the spatial and structural components of each project, with references to the realms of art, design, techniques and technologies.
The firm has carried out professional work and research on the essential elements of high technology in complex structures by morphing the structural elements of the buildings spaces.
This practice is based on complex projects, with shapes and techniques capable of establishing conscientious interaction with their surroundings.