Metaphor as an Extension of Deduction and Method of Architectural Design Reasoning

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D. Student of Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Mashhad, Iran,

3 Professor, Department of Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Sciences & Research Branch, Tehran, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

5 Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran.


Problem statement: Although the field of the research process is new, research in this area has advanced rapidly. This reflects the diversity of intellectual and theoretical methods governing the research process. The majority of studies have described design experiences using an analytical approach and point of view. The approach of thinking about design has often been overlooked in this research. The main concern of processes will be lost due to this detached viewpoint, yet the design process itself is a style of thinking. Regardless of the awareness gained from the research phase, the design process will invariably apply logical thinking processes to achieve its purpose. As a result, the goal of this study is to figure out the link between deduction and metaphor as a style of reasoning. Also, what influence can metaphor have as an argumentative approach in creating an architectural work?
Research objective: This study attempts to understand the link between deduction and metaphor as a core thinking tool in design methodologies and apply it logically.
Research method: Deductive and inferential reasoning was employed in two stages, the bibliographic method was used for data collection, and the logical reasoning method was used for data analysis.
Conclusion: This research aims to understand better the role and function of logical reasoning in the architectural design process and the impact of metaphor as an arguing tool. According to the conclusions of this study, deduction and metaphor are among the complete logical procedures that play a crucial role in the production of architectural works in a four-part mechanism. By keeping the features of deduction, metaphor is a type of deduction that leads to the uniqueness and twofold meaning in architecture.


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