Coordinated Design In Urban Environments

Fereshteh Pashaei KAMALI, Akramalsadat RAZMGIR, Babaksimintan KHOBRO, Alireza Ghandriz BARADARAN
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Abstract. In a society in which accepting sociability, consensus and collective product are emphasized, new buildings try to coordinate themselves with the existing patterns. Edmund Bacon (1979) has searched the formation of urban landscape coordinated with manner of relation in which architects have worked in one place but in different times and by stating,the second person’s theory, emphasized that the second designer determines that whether the first architectural work is valuable or recognizes it as worthless. In other words, with his attitude towards society and his acceptance or rejection of past culture, he determines whether the first individual’s work or artistic creation should continue doing the project or not (Bacon, 1979:109). This is the approach that the designers of Renaissance adopted with the aim of creating designed urban space and they condoned architectural showing of their work for the benefit of coordination in public places. The major concern of architects and urban planners in urban landscape is the buildings that are neglected  to each other and for the streets. The buildings like the members of society, in case of having culture and having social norms and in a sense social decency should respect each other and in return, in the absence of social politeness towards each other, they don’t pay attention to and race against each other, in a negative competition. In western countries, the old buildings have created coordination despite recognizable difference in the overall design and also the new buildings have taken place along the old ones by observing the principles of coordination design with good context. In Iran, in which the extrovert street architectural experience is less , coordination examples are less sighted. In this article, coordinated design and coordinated design in urban planning with presenting performed examples in various cities of Europe and in Iran are compared. 


Urban planning, contextuality, culture

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