نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 Ph.D Graduate, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
2 Full Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
3 Full Professor, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
4 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
عنوان مقاله [English]
Making an investigation into the traditional architecture found in Iran’s Kavir, one can see an architecture that has emerged by merely changing the form of the face of the earth; this [complex] architecture is nothing but an intellectual use of simple land and water which simultaneously accords with the Islamic environmental principles [IEPs]. In this article, following a descriptive analysis of this architecture and its natural environment and making a comparative analysis of its values with the Islamic Environmental Principles [IEPs], we are going to demonstrate how Kavir’s vernacular architect, as the steward of the earth, has achieved utilization, development and maintenance of natural environment in the light of IEPs and a tacit sustainable building approach. Eventually, a model related to overlapping values of this earth architecture with the IEPs and the natural image of sustainability has been introduced.