Improving Everyday Life Considering the Distant and Nearby Aspects of Architecture

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D. Islamic Architecture, Architecture and Urbanism College, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz, Iran.

2 Associated Professor of Architecture and Urbanism College, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz, Iran.

3 Professor of Environmental Engineering, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz, Iran.

4 Associated Professor of Urban Design College, Tabriz Islamic Art University, Tabriz, Iran.


Problem statement: From the late twentieth century onwards, with the advent of globalization, architecture became a tool for branding to turn cities into places of capital attraction. This policy encouraged architecture to separate from the context and create contrast. As a result, the architecture turned into specialized knowledge and artistic work and was separated from everyday life.
Research objective: Architecture and everyday life have distant and nearby aspects and are the context for emerging the distant and nearby disciplines. The current study has dealt with the distant aspect of modern architecture and later on. The architecture can improve the aspects of everyday life that are in the lower layers by applying the knowledge of human sciences and social science and affect the human community.
Research method: The current study tries to explain the relationship and effect between architecture and everyday life using retroductive approach. First, the concept of everyday life is investigated in a descriptive-analytical study and using the documentation studies. Then, the current study introduces the space manifestations of everyday life according to the perspectives of various thinkers and using the qualitative content analysis, studies these opinions and introduces its components and categories.
Conclusion: The findings of the current research indicate that architecture is not limited to an objective or subjective phenomenon and it cannot be reduced to the form and function. The architecture knowledge has three components of knowledge, art and value that have been neglected in the post-modern era. Everyday life also has three components of spatial practice, representation of space and representational space and each component of the architecture affects the aspects of everyday life. The current research addressed the value components of architecture and the representational space of everyday life as a part of the further aspects of architecture and everyday life. Architecture helps reduce the dominance of the different systems on space and improve everyday life in public spaces. Therefore, architecture is specialized knowledge, an art and simultaneously linked with everyday life.


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