Volume 23, Number 2 (12-2013)                   IJAUP 2013, 23(2): 92-102 | Back to browse issues page

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Mardomi K, Noghsanmohammadi M, Dehghani Tafti M. An inquiry in historical evolution and retrieval of the process of formation and transformation of Shah Wali complex, Taft, Iran . IJAUP. 2013; 23 (2) :92-102
URL: http://ijaup.iust.ac.ir/article-1-147-en.html

Assistant Professor Department of Architecture & Environmental Design, Iran University of Science & Technology
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Abstract This study was carried out to investigate and shed light on the complex theoretical concept of place, as a continuing dynamic phenomenon, in architecture. To this end, it has looked into the historical evolutions and retrieval of the Shah Wali complex in Taft. Considering the topic and the goal of this research paper, the morphological analysis as a tool used in the interpretive-historical research the method and the process of change and continuity of form was selected. The findings of this study indicate that this place, as a form, has always been subject to change. These changes could be categorized into two groups: (a) the changes which have been gradual and have taken place over a long period and (b) those which have taken place over a short period. The gradual changes have taken place starting from the Timurid to the Safavid era, at which point the complex has reached completion and evolved as a complex. After the initial developments of the complex, the complex underwent some short period changes in its components and spatio-temporal structure. These short period changes coincides with the demolishment of the old Takiya and construction of the new Takiya. Following these short period changes, the gradual changes of the second stage starts. As an implication of this research, it is suggested that urban designers and conservationists in particular revisit the theoretical underpinnings of the terms and concepts in the process of continuity and change of the historic dynamic complex, in order to fully understand and apply appropriate strategies in the design and the conservation. 
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Architectural History
Received: 2013/02/9 | Accepted: 2014/07/5 | Published: 2014/08/30

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