Residential Tower in the Cinema Frame; Semiological Exploratory Study of High-rise Residential Buildings in the Cinema after the Islamic Revolution of Iran

Document Type : Research Article


1 Ph.D. Graduate in Architecture, Department of Architecture, of Art and Architecture, Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran (IAUH)

2 Department of Architecture , Hamedan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran (IAUH)

3 Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and urban planning, University Of Art, Tehran

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning & Design, Tehran, Iran.


Statement of the problem:In addition to the many factors leading to the creation of shelter, the role of sociocultural factors in the creation of the effects of immaterial tissue on the transfer of the meaning of architectural works is modeled. One of the architectural phenomena that can be a reflection of social discourse in its reading is "high-rise residential buildings." Meanwhile, the relationship between architecture and cinema, which has been used for many times in both areas, is the venue for review and convincing the audience.
Purpose:The purpose of this study is to investigate how the discourse and semiotic analysis methods can be applied to architectural works and a systematic search for the meanings that have been shown to influence the impact of the cultural and social context on the emotional audience. With this aim, after analyzing the archive of Iranian cinema, analyzes have been presented with the aim of matching and identifying the interconnectedness of the discursive space of cinematic works with architectural works.
Research method:This study, using the library and cinema documents of Iran, in a discursive semantic manner, introduces movies as a semiotic source. It also analyzes the format of discourses in samples of films which deals in a way with the theme of high buildings. Then, through intertextualization, it has received some of the meaning of architecture in an open and fluid form. The findings of this research have been presented through descriptive-analytic method.
Conclusion:Discourse semantics can be a logical reason for reading the meaning of architecture. Considering the social cohesion of high-rise residential buildings, one can say that they make privacy and neighborhood borders. Such buildings are the basis of materialism, individualism and ostentation, which are more reflected in the middle class of society. It is also in line with the growth of the social role of women and the new model of the family. Reading these meanings and this mirroring, together with the need for high-rise residential buildings, can lead to a transformation in the design of this architectural example.


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