Study of Utilizing the Ecological Contents in Curriculum of Architecture

Document Type : Original Article


Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urbanism School, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, Iran


According to IPCC report 2013, the role of man in environmental catastrophe is incontrovertible because of high greenhouse emission in now and recent century. Buildings nearly discharge one third of these pollutants and the task of architects to prevent this hazardous procedure is critical. On the other hand, one main basis of sustainability is education in order to preserve environment and then, training curriculum of architecture discipline, in climate change conditions, should revise. The new training approach establish on holistic and meditative design. Experience of students should sometimes occur in natural workshops with concern to the ecosystem, biodiversity preserving, low cost, and recyclable materials, renewable energies, passive and vernacular contexts. The integrated design process, as participating all of factors, substitutes the unilateralism in thinking design. This article was conducted to content analyze the scientific documents and comparative study on training methods for architecture discipline in Iran.


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