Document Type : Original Research Article


Department of Architecture, Pouyandegan Danesh University, Chalus, Iran


This study examines architectural design in contemporary museums in Iran. Our current understanding of the world - and even of ourselves - is still small. Just as scientists have spoken for centuries about the quantity of nature as a kind of reality - without regard for human capacities - so architects and critics have spoken of architecture as if it were a phenomenon separate from man. They look at proportions, size, weight, and so on, as if everything existed by itself, and regardless of the role of human mental and physical nature, it can be good, right, or wrong. Architecture is associated with many points such as dimension, proportion, balance, etc., the existence of which has no room for denial. For example, if a question arises about the length of a corridor or the height of a building, it is very simple to measure that corridor, or to determine the height of the building in question based on its plan. But if we want to discuss its spiritual and philosophical dimension, it is another category; the method will be different. Therefore, issues such as place, time, perspective and culture of a particular period are raised that are not possible with simple physical measurements. There is an interesting field of study called semantics that has provided a way to resolve disputes related to intangible issues. In other words, it is a way to find a special point or points that when discussing and comparing intangible issues, such as spiritual and spiritual.

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A Study of the Architectural Design of Contemporary Museums in Iran


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