Considering designing and shaping of public spaces/paces in a sociable and meaningful form as the most significant task of urban designers and architects, make them to be sensitive to different aspects of place, such as semantic, ontology and also mathematic. On the methodological side, there is a remarkable rising in recent methods to analyze identity of place semantically and also mathematically.(more)
Taking into account the increasing urbanization in Europe, young people prefer bigger cities and eventually small towns face the challenge of aging and immigrant populations requiring evermore social services even as tax revenues decrease. It seems a necessity for the regional enterprises/authorities to revise their strategic vision in associated with the raising of awareness among the citizens and socio-economic stakeholders in the long-term strategies/priorities.(more)
We imagine and recognize spatial environment by critical exploration of our everyday spatial behavior, which influence on the cognitive representations of knowledge and information in real-world. Nowadays environmental psychologists and also phenomenologists believe that these spatial concepts and configuration, which make a place, must fit with the way human minds work. In this context, how we visualize the place from different aspects such as semantic or rational, have an integral sense on our brains.(more)
One of the most fundamental concepts in urban study and architecture is the differentiating and understanding the stages of relationships characterized by "space" and "place". According to Malpas (1999, p. 36), “place” is an “open and interconnected region within which other persons, things, spaces, and abstract locations, and even one’s self, can appear, be recognized, identified and interacted with”.
The development of urban high rise buildings in most areas of Tehran occurred without considering the extents of their function and a specific design criterion, which consequently led to a monotonous and chaotic urban-scape without a strong identity.(more)
Brief Note on Lack of Supervision and Creating a Culture of Competition regarding the Mapped but Not Known methods in Iran(more)
Creativity as one of the most important factors of education is taken into consideration in recent years and psychologist and thinkers of education try to define and regulate a system and methods that are able to reinforce Creativity Power of people.
Most know him as a the first knowledgeable man in various aspects of Iranian & Islamic architecture, although he has written more than others about this subject. How often; he has presented new topics within last two decades, investigation in Iranian /Islamic architecture has benefited by him a lot. Dr. Soltanzadeh, his name comes after research in architecture of Iran, most of the books in this land have written by him and the method of education about Iranian architecture has developed by his writings…
Dr. Soltanzadeh is an architect, created the realm of his practice and developed it by himself… .
A man for all seasons of research in architecture of Iran and Islam, we interviewed him and talked about Persian architecture. It was a class to learn and I was a student.