We started to work as a team in 2017, and we named it mershandlee. This is a place that we explore, read, write, research, collect, draw, model, analyze, render, animate, teach, collaborate, design, and practice architecture. We implement our idea into daily life objects. mershandlee believes in the potential of architecture objects to speculate, experiment, and re-originate the real. We investigate the current potentialities of architecture through the qualities of our world.
Lida Badafareh is a research associate and doctoral candidate at the Institute of Urban Design at the University of Innsbruck. She holds a Master of Arts in Architecture and Urban Design from Städelschule, where her graduate thesis received the AIV Master Thesis Award. And She received a B.Arch from the Azad University of Tehran.
Mehrshad Atashi is a lecturer and doctoral candidate in the Institute of Urban Design at the University of Innsbruck. He holds a B.Arch from Università Degli Studi di Firenze and a Master of Arts in Architecture and Urban Design from Städelschule. As an architect, he has worked for several architecture offices, including the Tokyo based office, Sou Fujimoto Architects.