An Investigation into the Challenges of Industrialised Architecture in Iran through Comparison with and Analysis of Experiences in Target Countries

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Candidate, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin

2 Professor, Faculty of Architecture, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran

3 Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran


The industrialised building is an organised, methodological, purposeful product implying uses of modern methods, equipment and materials. Of particular importance in the countries taking advantage of these methods are quality, time and costs, manifested in these countries’ policy makings in such ways to constantly correspond with view changes through strategies, mechanisms and socio-economic motivations. The present research is an attempt to scrutinise scientific and practical experiences in target countries in order to analyse and assess measures and mechanisms of construction industrialisation and the effectiveness of their elements, and thereby investigate symptoms of their Iranian counterparts in the past four decades. The research is based on semi-structured interviews, library/document-based data collection, followed by structured qualitative content analyses. The results show that a lack of industrial views emerging from national development programmes has resulted in, inter alia, inefficiencies in programmes, dispersed decision making, lack of skills training, instability, and social trends, all having adverse effects on the establishment of industrialisation in Iranian architecture.


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