TarberAK* is an architectural firm founded in Yerevan, Armenia in 2019 by two architects (Karen Berberyan, Armen Hakobyan).
We are a fast-growing, energetic team with experience in Armenia and abroad.
We believe in the social role of architecture as it traverses every field of human activity.
We feel responsible to do it well.
We try to reject any particular style.
We also reject predetermined ideas or approaches.
We strive to do conceptual architecture.
Our projects vary in scale: urban projects, buildings, interiors.
We start every project with questioning.
We question sites, contexts, programs, sometimes even clients. We like clients.
We also do a lot of initiative projects without a client.
We experiment, break rules, debate, and that creates real value and defines us.
We often speak of "honest architecture", though oddly, it acquires a new meaning every time.
We write about architecture.
We teach architecture, however impossible it may be.
We created the NPATAK Foundation for alternative architectural education.
We care much about the environment we live in.
We care about the nature and about the human impact on our planet.
*tarberak in Armenian means option, version, or variant.
*tarber translates from Armenian as different.