یک ایمیل جالب دیگر در ایران آرشیتکت
اگر این متن را با دقت بخوانید در می یابید که چرا خواستم نام وبلاگم را بگذارم "برای معماری ایرانی"...
گمان می کنم که من تصادفا این خانم را، که خود را کلر معرفی کرده در مسیر یزد دیده ام البته اگر همین اواخر به آنجا سفر کرده باشند، نقدشان بجاست و من شخصا با نظر ایشان موافقم.
سر فرصت ترجمه اش را هم می نویسم. البته متن دشواری نیست؛ بخوانیدش:
Is there anyone in Iran that is currently working on/desigining
structures that are traditional in appearance but modernized within
to accomodate for our lifestyles today?
When traveling about within Iran, I always see new buildings popping
up all over the place that possess the stylings of everywhere else on
the planet. However, I have yet to see anyone building anything that
reflects Iranian or Persian heritage.
To use an example, if one visits New Mexico in the Southwestern part
of the United States, the majority of the architecture is based upon
the traditional Indian pueblo design or colonial Spanish whilst still
providing for our modern lifestyles. There are many beautiful
structures that have been created that are very successful in
blending in with the landscape and also at portraying a part of the
Why is/does this never seem to be done in Iran? There are many
building styles from the past that could be utilized to great effect
and also provide for some very liveable whilst beautiful
neighborhoods, cities, etc.
Abyaneh's buildings can be very similar at times to what one can see
in traditional New Mexican Pueblo architecture.
In Yazd, to my husband and my dismay all you see is people scrapping
Badgir right in left to hang ugly swamp coolers all over the sides of
their buildings. These Badgir are one of the architectural gems of
the city that it is known for. One could quite easily disguise newer
swamp coolers within a structure designed as a Badgir and retain the
architectural integrity of many of these buildings.
The designs of the old homes with interior courtyards could easily be
adapted to accomodate newer lifestyles. Rather than being
constructed as a home for one family, two to three townhome or
apartments could be included within whilst providing courtyard space.
However, at every turn, we have repeatedly seen some of the ugliest
apartment blocks, etc. being constructed.
I don't wish to sound critical, but it is not understandable. Even
wen reading many of the postings here, almost everyone seems to be
concerned with architecture that is available outside of Iran. You
have beautiful architecture available within your own country that
needs to be studyied and adapted to newer designs. Why is this not
being done? You have what you need at your disposal. Everything.
When a tourist comes to visit Iran, or to live in Iran, they are not
looking to view modernist building interpretations of anything
outside of the country. They go to Isfahan,Abyaneh, Kashan, Yazd,
etc. because they wish to see what Iran(Persia) used to be. When
they went to see Bam it was not to view the modern city, it was to
view the Arg. When they purchase property, they tend to like to
purchase one of the older homes to live in and then proceded to
decorate it with traditional furnishings on top of this.
These designs still need to be utilized. They are your treasure.
They need to be treated as such.