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Afghanistan Developments

Contemporary Afghan Buildings – New Central Asian Built Environment, Property + Design Links

We feature a wide range of Afghanistan buildings, from contemporary to traditional. Some projects are new-build developments and others are conservation projects involving ancient heritage sites.

Afghanistan Architecture Designs – chronological list

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Building Developments

South Asia and Central Asia Architectural Projects + Key New Property Designs, alphabetical:

Afghanistan School Building

Arzu Rugs

Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design

Cultural Center in Kabul

Maria Grazia Cutuli Primary School

National Museum of Afghanistan

National Museum of Afghanistan Kabul

Ways of seeing, Afghanistan historic buildings

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Location: Asia

Afghan Building Developments

Contemporary Afghan Architecture Projects in more detail – a key selection from the e-architect website below:

Architectural heritage like you haven’t seen it before

The shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa in Balkh, Afghanistan – the “Green Mosque”:
Ways of seeing: Afghanistan historic building sites

“Ways of Seeing” project documents endangered Afghan heritage sites through digital imaging, virtual reality, and hand-drawn professional renderings. The shrine of Khwaja Abu Nasr Parsa is a spectacular mosque in Balkh, Afghanistan. Also known as the “Green Mosque” due to the brilliant color of its tiled and painted dome, the intricately decorated building dates to the 16th century.

If it were more accessible, the Green Mosque would attract many visitors. But Balkh is located in northern Afghanistan, roughly 50 miles from the border with Uzbekistan, and few outsiders will ever reach it. Still, anyone can now get a vivid sense of the mosque thanks to MIT’s new “Ways of Seeing” project, an innovative form of historic preservation.


Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition design by Barna Architects:
Bamiyan Cultural Centre Afghanistan Developments
image courtesy of architecture office

Historical places include the cities of Herat, Kandahar, Ghazni, Mazar-i-Sharif, and Zaranj. The Minaret of Jam in the Hari River valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Cultural Center of the Russian Federation in Kabul building design by Architectural bureau A.Len:
Cultural Center of the Russian Federation in Kabul building
image from architects practice

A cloak reputedly worn by Islam’s prophet Muhammad is kept inside the Shrine of the Cloak in Kandahar, a city founded by Alexander and the first capital of this Asian country. The citadel of Alexander in the western city of Herat has been renovated in recent years and is a popular attraction for tourists.


National Museum of Afghanistan, Kabul building designed by THEEAE LTD. (The Evolved Architectural Eclectic Limited):
National Museum of Afghanistan Building
image from architects

In the north of the country is the Shrine of Ali, believed by many to be the location where Ali was buried. The National Museum of Afghanistan is located in Kabul.


Maria Grazia Cutuli Primary School, Heart:
Maria Grazia Cutuli Primary School Afghanistan Building
picture © AKAA / Nazes Afroz
Herat is the third-largest city in this country. It has a population of about 436,300, and serves as the capital of Herat Province, situated in the fertile valley of the Hari River. This building has been shortlisted for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2013.


Central Asian Building Developments

South Asia and Central Asia Architecture Projects

Pakistan Architecture

KPT Tower Building Pakistan
KPT Tower Building
image from architect

Indian Architecture

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan