ISSN 1973-9702



Form of place. Relation between Physical Form and place attachment

di Rouhollah Rahimi, Mojtaba Ansari, Mohammad Reza Bemanian, Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad


The sense of place is the factor that transforms a space into a place with the sensory characteristics and special treatment for specific individuals. Place is a sensible and perceived space and associated with memory, that part of its meaning can be traced in human experience and emotions. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the efficacy and role of architectural form and structure of environment to create positive and negative emotions in the human mind over the place. To achieve this purpose in the research process Descriptive analytical method by composition the sample examining “garden-tomb of Hafez”, is used. The result is that the physical environment and form through specific mechanisms involved in the sense of place and In the sample survey the fact that the structure of form of this place consists of components that not only create a sense of place, but effect on other factors that create the sense of place, is provided.

Rouhollah Rahimi was born in Mahallat,Iran in 1980. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Architecture at Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran with a thesis named “Relation between Physical Form and Place attachment in Architecture (Case study: Communal spaces of residential complexes in Tehran)”. He currently works as Researcher and visiting professor in the University if Rome Tor Vergata. He is also a faculty member of the University of Mazandaran. His research interests are: Sense of place, Urban regeneration, Social and public space, Urban form, Islamic architecture, Parametric design, Housing.

Mojtaba Ansari was born in 1956, Iran. He is an associate professor of Architecture at Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran. His research interests are: Persian Landscape Architecture, Applied Geometry & Geometrical Pattern in Persian Art & Architecture, Architectural Psychology, Bionic Architecture.

Mohammad Reza Bemanian was born in 1958, Iran. He is a full professor of Architecture at Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran. His research interests are: Wisdom of art, Islamic Architecture and Urbanism, Criticism and theory of Architecture and Urbanism, Building Tech and Management, Urban Management, Highrise Buildings.

Mohammadjavad Mahdavinejad was born in 1977, Iran. He is an associate professor of Architecture at Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran. His research interests are: Iranian contemporary Architecture, Heritage and Sustainable Development, Smart Technologies and Intelligent architecture, Parametric design, Optimization and Computational Algorithm in architecture, Contemporary Building Construction.



Place, Memory and Ruin: for an architecture that preserves the value of the historicity of the place

di Martim Guimarães da Costa


Valorizzare il progetto e il paesaggio attraverso la scoperta di frammenti o realtà incomplete, cristallizzate nel tempo, compone una cornice figurativa, il cui atto di design in architettura, come forma di riflessione sull’architettura stessa, il luogo e il contesto, scatena un risultato di un scontro tra due annunciatori: la parola storica di rovina e la parola del nuovo costruito.

Valuing the project and landscape through the discovery of fragments or incomplete realities, crystallized in time, composes a figurative frame, whose act of design in architecture, as a form of reflection on architecture itself, the place and the context, unleashes a result of a clash between two announcers: the historical word of ruin and the word of the new built.

Martim Guimarães da Costa received his master’s degree in Architecture at University of the Beira Interior. In his master’s thesis, he used the written and constructed works of the architects Eduardo Souto de Mouro and Giorgio Grassi, using their preexistence intervention methodologies in order to analyze the relationship between the ruins and the landscapes where they are inserted. He is an architect and his work is carried out at various scales, from urban planning to furniture design. He designed single-family houses, multifamily housing, museums, services, commerce and public spaces, in study and execution projects in various contexts, such as for new construction, restoration, preservation, rehabilitation and urban regeneration. Currently, his research interest focuses on urban regeneration policies, areas of urban rehabilitation and preservation of built heritage.

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