Examining the Discontinuity and Confusion of Contemporary Iranian Architecture through Cultural, Political and Social Factors (Case Study: Residential Buildings in Areas 1 To 3 of Tehran)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD student, Department of Architecture, Emirates Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Professor of Architecture Department, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


Introduction and purpose: Today, consumption has become one of the most important concepts of society, whose impact on urban life may be in the form of a kind of feeling, which makes a person belong to consumption and consumption space. Therefore, the main goal of the current research is to investigate the discontinuity and confusion of contemporary Iranian architecture through cultural, political and social factors.
Method: The research method of this research is qualitative-quantitative. And the current research strategy is descriptive-analytical, the method of collecting information is in the form of library and field studies with interview and questionnaire tools. Meanwhile, the results were analyzed using Spss software.
Findings: Architecture is an architectural show that is very popular and in which all the architectural elements have appeared only to show off and only as an imitation of other styles and architecture of other countries. without having anything to do with the original culture, identity and architectural patterns of its region. in a clear way like what has been revealed in our country and in today's society.
Conclusion: The results of the research showed that political and cultural factors after the revolution have strongly influenced the formation process of residential buildings in these areas, and year by year the face of these buildings has distanced itself from its native culture and identity and has moved towards the West and modernization. In this regard, the issue of globalization has not been without effect. In Iran and after the revolution, a special trend towards postmodern culture was formed, which is a direct result of globalization. Postmodern culture is in opposition to macro narratives and changes the identity from the macro form to relative, micro, local and regional identities, which are formed in the form of cultural mixing in the contemporary world of global culture. Therefore, the non-western world cultures, which still lack theoretical creation, show the existential problems of western thought, which is clearly visible in the buildings of these regions.


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