Volume 22, Issue 1 (6-2012)                   IJAUP 2012, 22(1): 41-50 | Back to browse issues page

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Islami S G, Ebrahimi S, Islami S Y. Confrontation of Iranian Contemporary Architecture with Electronic era. IJAUP. 2012; 22 (1) :41-50
URL: http://ijaup.iust.ac.ir/article-1-81-en.html
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Technology has had many influences on the Iranian society in different eras. Today, information and telecommunication technologies have revolutionized the basic structures of society and a new network society has been propagated inside the traditional and semi-modern context. In countries like Iran, which are in the process of modernization, a chaos deriving from the transition period is observed that leads to a certain peculiarity. In this transition era the norms of traditional societies, which offer discipline for these societies, have been eliminated in favor of new norms that are not codified yet. The transformation to the new situation and also the confrontation with the electronic world has instigated many disorders and anomalies in the society, with its physical expression becoming visible in contemporary architecture. Today, Iranian architecture is affected by Kitsch Art and has become superficial. Using attractive visual capsules and exploiting the human habit of imitation, information viruses have spread everywhere and have changed the physical world dramatically. The propagation of networks has made this process even faster. This paper reviews the confrontation of Iranian architecture with the electronic realm and investigates the role of visual viruses in the formation of the physical fabric of Tehran. It is argued that in the future, emphasis on design supported by collective intelligence [1] and individual creativity can decrease physical anomalies in the built environment.
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Architecture
Received: 2011/09/3 | Accepted: 2012/07/9

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