Investigation of the Factors Affecting the Identity Crisis in Contemporary Designs and Architectural Styles of Iran


  • Niki Amiri Islamic Azad University of Babol



Architecture, Urbanism, Identity, Plan, Style, Contemporary, Iran.


Architecture and urbanism in Iran during the contemporary period have been influenced by inside and outside social and economic developments. These changes are so fundamental that have caused many challenges and styles in architectural space of Iran, both in conceptual and physical space. Indeed, objectified areas caused by intellectual movements such as: West-oriented, economic-oriented can be known as the root of identity crisis for Iranian cities from the architecture and urbanism perspective. The most important weaknesses and problems in today Iranian architecture include: lack of attention to cultural infrastructures, capability of integrating all cultural spheres, paying too much attention to the economic aspects in the constructions, lack of commitment in some of the builders, weakness of the management system and monitoring in the field of architecture and urbanism, lack of explanation of Iranian traditional architecture patterns, consumable culture of Iranian society, lack of attention to the potential of traditional tissues to integrate with today's architecture and more. While this article is presenting and checking the list of factors affecting this process - identity crisis - attempts to seek its causes and ultimately preparing the ground for achieving overcoming solutions of this crisis.


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How to Cite

Amiri, N. (2017). Investigation of the Factors Affecting the Identity Crisis in Contemporary Designs and Architectural Styles of Iran. Journal of History Culture and Art Research, 6(3), 1104-1117.