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Scientific Papers and Research Papers

Shahram Pourdeihimi

Volume 22, Issue 2 , August 2012, , Pages 5-20

  Scientific journals select papers based on their scientific content, i.e. the validity of research method and innovative findings. Research papers present answers to research questions on the basis of a theoretical framework, a valid research method, and convincing analysis. Such papers follow a systematic ...  Read More

Features of Persian Islamic Architecture

Kambiz Haji Ghassemi

Volume 22, Issue 3 , December 2012, , Pages 5-18

  Despite extensive research and abundant literature on Persian Islamic Architecture, the attributes, which create the serenity of this architecture, are still unexplained. This paper attempts to elucidate some of these attributes through an architect’s interpretation from different viewpoints: an ...  Read More

Ekhvan-os-Safa on Nature

Seyedeh Zeinab Emadian Razavi; Mohamad Mehdi Fakhroddin Tafti

Volume 22, Issue 4 , February 2013, , Pages 5-14

  Ekhvan-os-Safa (literally the Fraternity of Earnestness) was a prolific activist group of scholars whose work greatly influenced the Islamic thought in later centuries. Written in a straightforward language understandable for all, their encyclopedic treatises refer to all available sources with no prejudice ...  Read More

Intellectual Property Rights for Architecture

Mohammad Roshan; Mostafa Khorram

Volume 23, Issue 1 , June 2013, , Pages 5-16

  Intellectual property rights are recognized in the Iranian jurisprudence both in form of International Conventions to which Iran has acceded, as well as laws adopted by the national Parliament. The Law for Protecting the Rights of Authors, Composers and Artists (1969) particularly considers architectural ...  Read More

Divine Manifestation in Number and Geometry: The Mirror Allegory as Told by Seyyed Heydar Amoli

Hasan Bolkhari

Volume 23, Issue 2 , August 2013, , Pages 5-18

  Although primarily based on the Quran and Sunna, the Islamic interpretation of numbers and mathematics is also inspired by the pre-Islamic Persian culture and the Greek philosophy. Therefore, numbers and geometry not only serve the purpose of building sacred monuments, but they also become instruments ...  Read More

Phenomenological Techniques in Architectural Criticism

Mohammad Ali Ashraf Ganjooie; Mohammad Soltanzadeh

Volume 24, Issue 4 , September 2014, , Pages 5-22

  The phenomenological approach to architecture is primarily based on personal experiences of space. Architectural education should therefore provide for the students to experience the space at first hand and consequently express their experience. This research reports the findings of a visit by students ...  Read More

Self-Centered Aesthetics: The Role of Shared Bio-Psychological Nature in Aesthetical Judgment

Masoud Vahdat-Talab

Volume 24, Issue 1 , September 2014, , Pages 5-18

  This paper tries to explain the impact of the physical characteristics of the human being in formation of mental criteria for aesthetical judgment by employing a bio-psychological approach. It first presents the views of philosophers and psychologists on key foundations of aesthetical judgment, i.e. ...  Read More

The Hidden Dimension in Persian Islamic Architecture

Jafar Taheri; Hadi Nadimi

Volume 24, Issue 2 , September 2014, , Pages 5-24

  Most studies concerning the role of mathematics in formation of Persian architecture have been limited to studying its sacred geometry. In some other studies, new mathematical theories have been employed to explain certain aspects of Persian architecture. Nevertheless, there are some historic manuscripts ...  Read More

Theory Types in Architecture

Saeed Asgharzadeh

Volume 24, Issue 3 , September 2014, , Pages 5-16

  A review of architectural history demonstrates willingness on part of architects to theorize. Nevertheless, due to its particular nature, the form of architectural theory is different as compared with other disciplines. Despite being influential, architectural theories have rarely been formulated in ...  Read More

The Role of Exemplar Sketches in Design Education

Vahid Sadram; Hamid Nadimi

Volume 25, Issue 1 , July 2015, , Pages 5-18

  ‘Design review’ refers to the process of examination, appraisal and critical analysis of the student’s proposed designs undertaken by both the student and the teacher in studio sessions. Conventionally, many design teachers depend primarily on theoretical verbal criticism and neglect ...  Read More

Spaciousness: its Aspects and Impacting Factors

Saleheh Bokharaee,

Volume 25, Issue 2 , July 2015, , Pages 5-18

  Spaciousness is one of the factors that directly affect users’ satisfaction of a particular space. A key question in this area is that how a space with a given area could be perceived as spacious rather than cramped. This paper presents a literature review on the theory and practical hints on how ...  Read More

The Courtesy of Presence in an Architectural Monument

Sajad Moazen; Hadi Nadimi; Reza Abouei

Volume 25, Issue 3 , September 2015, , Pages 5-18

  This paper attempts to elaborate the procedures for grasping the spirit of place in heritage monuments as living sources of information. The key research methodology is based on analogy and metaphor. Inasmuch the learner has to follow a certain courtesy protocol to approach, converse with and learn from ...  Read More

Architecture as an Academic Discipline

Zohreh Tafazzoli

Volume 25, Issue 4 , January 2016, , Pages 5-26

  Academic architectural education is relatively new to the long history of architectural education, which is based on certain assumptions and requirements affecting the educational process as a whole. One such assumption is the notion of ‘architecture as an academic discipline’. Nevertheless, ...  Read More

Neighborhood Unit and Neighboring

Reza Serali; Shahram Pourdeihimi

Volume 26, Issue 1 , May 2016, , Pages 5-24

  ‘Neighborhood’ is a term frequently used in environmental design for referring to diverse interrelated concepts. The ambiguity in exact definition of this term has often led to confusion in both theory and practice, however. This paper tries to clarify possible usages of this term, as well ...  Read More

Architectural Education: Training or Mentoring? Reflections on the Mission of Architectural Teachers

Atefeh Karbasi; Vahid Sadram

Volume 26, Issue 2 , May 2016, , Pages 5-20

  The increased pace of contemporary life also compels architectural education to achieve rapid results. Teachers of architecture are therefore under constant pressure to reduce training time and increase their efficiency. The main question treated in this paper is whether architectural education is a ...  Read More

Problem Framing: The Designer’s Way of Tackling Design Problems

Farhad Shariatrad; Hamid Nadimi

Volume 26, Issue 3 , September 2016, , Pages 5-24

  Recent design research has shed light on designers’ thinking and knowledge acquisition mechanisms, design expertise, as well as design education methodologies. ‘Problem Framing’ is an effective strategy designers employ to manage the complexities of open-ended unstructured design problems. ...  Read More

Visual Stimuli Impacts on Students’ Creativity

Mohammad Ali Ashraf Ganjouei; Moahmoud Reza Saghafi; Mohammad Iranmanesh

Volume 26, Issue 4 , March 2017, , Pages 5-18

  Design could be defined as an iterative process of manipulating graphical representations to generate creative ideas. As such, a graphical representation plays the role of visual stimulus for creativity in architectural education. Nonetheless, as an accepted convention in architectural education, students ...  Read More

Elements of Landscape Architecture in the Holy Quran

Mohammad Reza Bemanian; Mojtaba Ansari; Abdolhamid Noqrehkar; Behzad Vasiq

Volume 21, Issue 2 , November 2011, , Pages 5-14

  This paper reviews the metaphysical background of elements employed in the Islamic Garden such as trees and water. Then the philosophical connotations of these elements are explained reference to the Ar- Rahman sura of the Holy Koran. In light of the same sura, a paradisiacal garden is described as an ...  Read More

A Humanistic Approach to Housing

Shahram Pourdeihimi; Bahador Zamani; Samad Negintaji

Volume 21, Issue 3 , November 2011, , Pages 5-16

  This paper is an effort to rethink approaches to housing design and assess potentials and limitations of each approach to propose a dynamic process, which could respond to diverse human needs and living styles. This is based on a qualitative research method. Human needs are considered in interrelated ...  Read More

Architectural Regulations and Freedom of Architects

Bahram Siavashpour

Volume 21, Issue 4 , November 2011, , Pages 5-20

  This paper assesses the impact of architectural regulations on the degree of freedom of architects in making design decisions. To this end, regulations are classified in three main categories with respect to: (i) level of abstraction; (ii) theoretical source; and (iii) adopting body. In terms of abstraction, ...  Read More

The Architecture of ‘Baq Takht’ Garden in Shiraz

Hamid-Reza Khoei; Mohammad Reza Garavandpoor

Volume 20, Issue 2 , November 2010, , Pages 5-22

  ‘Baq Takht’, a garden with nearly a thousand years history was very majestic in the mid Qajar era. This royal garden was like a kingdom throne overlooking the city. The three ‘Baq Estakhr’, ‘Baq Motabbaq’, and ‘Baq Khalvat’ were like its introduction, center, ...  Read More

Proper Imitation, a Prerequisite for Creativity Imitative Learning in Architectural Education (Design Process)

Vahid Sadram

Volume 27, Issue 1 , June 2017, , Pages 5-16

  According to general opinion, “imitation” is considered as the opposite of “creativity”. In architectural design, which is based on creativity, the same perspective is, likewise, prevalent to some degree. Some instructors imply upon students that imitation opposes creativity by ...  Read More

Oppressive Environments: an Analytical Investigation of the Role of Buildings and Settings

Saleheh Bokharaee

Volume 27, Issue 2 , June 2017, , Pages 5-20

  There are both pleasant and unpleasant forces originating from the environment which can either interest or disinterest the observer. Humans try to make a pleasing balance with these environmental forces. A most common experience of presence in the mid of high-rise buildings with non-conventional configurations ...  Read More

Evaluation of Thermal and Visual Performance of Windows in Classrooms of Tehran

Zahra Sadat Zomorodian; Shahram Pourdeihimi

Volume 27, Issue 3 , June 2017, , Pages 5-24

  Providing suitable environmental conditions for educational buildings has always been critical because of the negative influence of thermal and visual discomfort on students’ learning and performance. Unsatisfactory conditions mostly caused by overheating and glare due to the presence of direct ...  Read More

Educating the Novice in Architecture through Collaborative Learning Approach

Abdorrahman Dinarvand; Hamid Nadimi; Ali Alai

Volume 27, Issue 4 , July 2017, , Pages 5-18

  The present paper is aimed at improving architectural design education at foundation levels, which is of particular significance for architecture schools.  It focuses on collaborative learning method which, authors believe, is capable of fulfilling many educational objectives. As a learner-centred ...  Read More