An essay on the importance of space and place to bring honor to an enduring identity

Donya Nazeri Nezhad, Ali Sadeghi Habib Abad


Identity has been defined as separation and distinction between other schools and sometimes generally as internal cohesion and being deep-rooted relationship between shallowness and depth. Identity has big and small differences which cause to distinguish a place and recognize an environment and it creates a sense of interest and environmental sensitivity. Particularity of each environment means avoiding uniformity, diversity and attractiveness. It must also exist in arrangement of spaces and access to rooms and applications. Place and space are the most important factors providing the needs of human’s identity. To clarify demarcation and delimitation of place and consequently space makes it possible for them to provide people with safety and comfort for living by sense of distinction, stability and belonging to group. Architecture and urbanization of Iran have been formed to provide physical and spiritual comfort to human using conditions and capacities of natural environment and particular culture of each geographical region. Iranian-Islamic identity is a form of national identity in which national interrelation and cohesion are in accordance with political culture considered in framework of Islamic principles. This study has employed a descriptive-analytical method by reviewing the literature and exploring library documents. In addition, in regard with study on identifying elements of Iranian-Islamic architecture and two notions of Iranian identity and Islamic architecture (sacred), this research aims to affect this identity by sense of place and space.


Bringing honor, Islamic architecture, space and place, identifying.

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