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How to Reflect Spirit of the Time in the Current Architecture of Iran
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 3, Issue 2-1, April 2015, Pages: 64-69
Received: May 7, 2015; Accepted: May 8, 2015; Published: Jun. 11, 2015
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Maedeh Arabi, Architecture Group, University of Semnan, Semnan, Iran
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With over a thousand of years of historical heritage, Iran has always been among the greatest civilizations in the history. The early pre–Islamic architecture of Iran has represented the identity of Iranian people through the times. Furthermore, after the emergence and spread of Islam in Iran, the Iranian architecture has continued to maintain its well-established historical values. However, since the reign of Qajaryan dynasty in Iran, which was coincided with the Renaissance period in Europe, Iranian architecture has gradually been declined and has lost its links with its glorious days. Advances in modern technology and sciences and rapid changes in the world conditions have also caused a further separation of the Iranian nation from their past glorious roots. As a result, the modern architecture in Iran hardly includes and reflects signs of its past civilization. The present study aims to provide a solution to the problem so that the cultural and historical roots of Iranian architecture can be maintained and reflected in modern structures. In this study, a concept to case methodology has been proposed using discursive practices. For this purpose, the concept of »identity« has first been identified, and then the way to combine the Iranian and Islamic architectural atmospheres has been discussed. After that, some examples for the implementation of combined Iranian – Islamic architecture in Iran have been provided. Finally, some enduring principles of the Iranian architecture for the design of the current Iranian architecture have been extracted. These principles are the persistent values which have existed in architecture of Iran. Thus, based on the results of this paper, Taking inspiration from authentic and sustainable patterns of Iranian architecture and modern expression of them using creativity and skill, is the best way for reflecting the identity in contemporary architecture of this land.
Contemporary Architecture, Identity, Iranian, Islamic
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Maedeh Arabi, How to Reflect Spirit of the Time in the Current Architecture of Iran, 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. 64-69. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.s.2015030201.23
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