The Fluid Meaning of Building

Document Type : مقاله کوتاه


1 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Fine Arts University College, University of Tehran

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This paper tries to demonstrate the constantly variable meaning of building despite its fixed physical appearance. This diversity of meaning can be attributed to the social diversity of building users, as well as the change in its functions. The authors employ a semiotic approach to explain the coding system developed in the dialectic relationship between the building as a text and its users as readers.