Contemporary Architecture of Iran

Notions of identity, culture, tradition and history are key to understanding the contemporary architecture of Iran. Darab Diba explains how the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 broke with an approach that for almost two centuries had directly equated modernity with Western influence. A revival of interest in Iran's own Iran-ness initially manifested itself in a retrospective interest in historic styles, but has more recently shifted into a sophisticated appreciation of the essence of the country's heritage.


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Architectural Design, 70-79
Year:
2012
Keywords:
Islam ; metaphysical concepts ; Kamran Diba ; Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art ; Reza Shah ; Houshang Seyhoun ; Mausoleum of Ibn Sina (Avicenna) ; Hamadan ; Shahabeddin Arfaei ; Persian Gulf Museum of Anthropology ; Bandar Abbas ; Nader Ardalan ; Iran Center for Management Studies (Imam Sadegh University) ; Karim Tahirzadeh Bihzad ; Mohsen Foroughi ; Vartan Hovanesian ; Ali Sadegh ; Kayghobad Zafar Bakhtiar ; Paul Abkar ; Gabriel Guevrekian ; Iraj Moshiri ; Andre Godard ; Maxime Siroux ; Iran Bastan Museum ; Mohammad Reza Shah ; the Senate ; Ministry of Oil ; Behshahr complex ; Heydar Ghiai ; Abdolaziz Farmanfarmaian ; International Modernism ; Takhti (Amjadieh) Stadium ; City Theatre ; Azadi Sports Compound ; Ministry of Agriculture ; Jahanguir Darvish ; Manoutcher Moghtader ; Ali Sardar Afkhami ; Hossein Amanat ; Darab Diba ; Embassy of Iran in Berlin ; Shahyad monument ; Azadi Square (formerly Shahyad Square) ; The Sense of Unity ; Behrouz Ahmadi ; Main Administration Building of Bam ; Farhad Ahmadi ; International Isfahan Cultural Center ; Iraj Kalantari ; Embassy of Iran in Tbilisi ; Georgia ; Housing Federation ; Djahad-e Sazandegi ; Bassidj ; shrine of Imam Khomeini ; Organization of the Hajj ; Sharif University Mosque ; Hossein Sheikh Zeineddin ; Embassy of Iran in Tokyo ; Bureau of Members of Parliament ; Allame Dehkhoda ; University in Qazvin ; Honarestan of Karaj ; Pasteur Institute ; Rafsanjan Sport Complex ; Hadi Mirmiran ; National Academies of the Islamic Republic of Iran ; Hooman Balazadeh ; Shahkaram Office and Commercial Building ; Karaj ; Ehsan Poud Textile Factory ; Qom ; Polar Factory Mosque ; Isfahan ; Abbas Riahi Fard
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