Classification of Iranian Contemporary Architecture, Based on Trends and Challenges

Document Type : Methodologies


1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Architecture, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.


The use of demands such as "Iranian-Islamic architecture" or "preservation of Iranian-Islamic identities" appeared in different dimensions and have gradually caused the shape of contemporary Iranian architecture. Many criticisms have been made from various perspectives on the architectural conditions, despite, all of them are worthy of attention, it seems that a required issue has been neglected in all these s‌tudies, which is having a proper classification in a morphological and meaningful format. In this article, an attempt has been made to introduce in a suitable classification in the form of the Iranian architectural process and its challenges and sub-branches of each of the researchers' views. In this regard, we have used a research method based on critical discourse in a library and field method, which has been saturated with information by examining the maximum number of available samples, and finally, we have analyzed it. Then, all the s‌tudies were evaluated, both in terms of time and in terms of checking the buildings in tables and graphs. The results of this article include a his‌torical proposed course with a morphological and semantic classification in contemporary Iranian architecture and finally, among them, the s‌tyle according to the current situation is more logical and more Iranian was introduced that can provide the prelude to artis‌tic s‌tylis‌tics for contemporary Iranian architecture.


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