Assessment of the Role of Archetypes in Creation of Sense of Place in Iranian Mosques Using AHP

Nazanin Bahrami Samani; Seyed Yahya Islami; Seyed Gholamreza Islami

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 65-74

  Taking into account the decrease in public presence in religious places, it appears that one of the main reasons for the los‌t connection between audiences and sacred sites is the lack of sense of place. Creating a sense of place is the job of architects who utilize several factors to this end. The ...  Read More

Muqarnas, Fold, and the Parametric Transition from Body to Soul

S. Yahya Islami; S. Sedigheh Mirgozar Langaroudi

Volume 11, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 39-48

  More than eight hundred years ago, before the invention of digital tools, Muslim builders had achieved the creative vision and aes‌thetic complexity required for the production of Muqarnas: an architectural device that connects surface ornament to divine concepts. This research adopts a qualitative, ...  Read More

Two Paradigms of Endogenous Development: Production Process & Supply-demand Relationship

Seyed Gholamreza Islami; Seyed Yahya Islami

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2012, , Pages 21-28

  Different world views and philosophies in defining development problems and their solutions derive currently from different disciplines. They refer in many respects to the principle of cause-effect as a fundamental relationship between phenomena. The history of differing values and attitudes ...  Read More

The Opacity of Glass Rethinking Transparency in Contemporary Architecture

Seyed Yahya Islami

Volume 1, Issue 2 , November 2011, , Pages 39-44

  In this paper, an exchange of letters between the philosopher Jacques Derrida and architect Peter Eisenman is used as a catalyst to discuss the material qualities of glass and its relationship with the concept of transparency in architecture. In his criticism of an architecture devoid of human qualities, ...  Read More