Molana Project

The Rumi’s poem written and design in Persian Calligraphy implemented on metal for Window and Balcony Guards in Building Facades

Shiraz, Iran

2022 - ongoing

Description: Selected verses from Rumi’s poetry are elegantly rendered onto metal guards designed for windows and balconies on both sides of a five-floor residential building facades including ten apartments in Shiraz, Iran, combining functionality with artistic expression.
This initiative seeks to infuse architectural spaces with cultural richness and spiritual resonance, inviting residents and passersby to contemplate the profound beauty of Rumi’s words amidst the urban landscape.
The Calligraphic Poetry project aims to infuse cultural vibrancy and aesthetic elegance into the facades of buildings through the fusion of Arabic calligraphy and poetic expression. Inspired by the rich heritage of literature and the timeless beauty of calligraphic art, the project seeks to adorn windows and balconies with metal guards featuring verses of classical and contemporary poetry.
The implementation involves poems carefully selected that resonate with themes of beauty, unity, resilience, and human experience. These verses are then meticulously rendered into intricate Arabic calligraphy designs, embracing the graceful curves and expressive strokes of the script.
The metal guards, serving a dual purpose of functionality and ornamentation, are designed to protect windows and balconies while serving as canvases for the art of calligraphic poetry. Crafted from durable materials, the guards are engineered to withstand environmental elements, ensuring longevity and resilience. The project is not merely about embellishing architectural elements but also about fostering cultural appreciation and community engagement. It offers opportunities for artists and craftsmen to showcase their talents, while also inviting residents and visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of literature and visual art.

Through strategic placement and thoughtful integration into urban landscapes, the adorned facades serve as landmarks of cultural identity and sources of inspiration for passersby. Whether admired from afar or experienced up close, the Calligraphic Poetry project aims to create a harmonious blend of art, architecture, and cultural heritage, enriching the aesthetic tapestry of the built environment and celebrating the timeless allure of calligraphy and poetry.