Call on Media to Help Foster Islamic-Iranian Architecture

Call on Media to Help Foster Islamic-Iranian ArchitectureCall on Media to Help Foster Islamic-Iranian Architecture

The mass media is required to direct people’s taste towards Islamic-Iranian architecture to promote its lifestyle, said architecture expert Nadieh Imani, IRNA reported.

“Although after the 1979 Islamic Revolution effective steps were taken towards the promotion of architecture in line with Islamic and Iranian identity through reforms in the education system of universities, there is still need for more measures to be taken by the media,” she noted.

Highlighting the addition of the young generation’s architectural ideas to the previous concepts, she said: “Due to the appropriate educational training provided for students of architecture at universities, we can expect a bright future for this field of study.”

She attributed the recent decline in the Islamic-Iranian style architecture to people’s taste, noting that most clients oblige their hired architects to design modern buildings.

“Even if the architect’s preferred style is Islamic-Iranian, he would still have to deliver in order to get paid.”

Therefore, mass media can propagate Islamic-Iranian civilization and culture among people in accordance with the Islamic Revolution motto which is ‘Avoidance of Luxury’, she emphasized, adding: “This can only be achieved if people start regarding their homes as a living space, and not as a symbol of wealth and social status.”

  Islamic-Iranian Architecture

Iranian (or Persian) architecture is the architecture of contemporary Iran and has a continuous history from at least 5000 BCE to the present. Iranian architecture generally displays great variety, both structural and aesthetic, developing gradually and coherently out of earlier traditions and experience.

Without sudden innovations, and despite the repeated trauma of invasions and cultural shocks, it has achieved individuality distinct from other Muslim countries.

The fall of the Sassanian dynasty by Arabs led to the adaptation of the remarkable Persian architectures for Islamic religious buildings in Iran.

Arts such as calligraphy, stucco work, mirror work and mosaics became closely tied with the architecture of mosques in Persia especially with the round domed rooftops which roots its origin back to the Parthian (Ashkanid) dynasty of Greater Iran.