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The Challenges of Sustainable Development and Architecture
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 3, Issue 2-1, April 2015, Pages: 11-17
Received: Jan. 17, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 19, 2015; Published: Feb. 9, 2015
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Shaham Asadi, Department of Architecture, Higher Education Institute Rozbeh, Zanjan, Iran
Mehrdad Farrokhi, Department of Architecture, Mohaggegi Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran
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Abstract
Ignoring sustainable development leads on to destruction of the environment and humankind. This thought in third world is copied from developed countries, without preserving the collective identity in the community in which historical and cultural approaches are one of the main heritages. The identity crises are to some extent caused by architect’s actions, since they consider the environment more important than cultural and social issues. Sustainable development looks at architecture with modernistic approach. Sustainable Architecture and urban designing are not a common – international concept of communities, cultures and people of every community. Beside scientific and new global experiences, we should define sustainability with decent comprehension of history, culture, climate and main infrastructures. Sustainable architecture has a postmodernist point of view about objects and never directs its attention to just one main global idea, ignoring the culture and environment, and never puts mechanic outlook on architecture or urban designing. Method of research in this paper is based on the description and analyses of sustainable architecture by using other literatures. This paper tries to show the process of sustainable development evolution and the viewpoint of sustainable architecture as well as sustainable development in order to decide whether this idea responds the crisis age needs.
Keywords
Sustainable Development, Sustainable Architecture, Identity
To cite this article
Shaham Asadi, Mehrdad Farrokhi, The Challenges of Sustainable Development and Architecture, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Special Issue: Research and Practice in Architecture and Urban Studies in Developing Countries. Vol. 3, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 11-17. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.s.2015030201.13
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