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Volume 11, Issue 44 ( Summer 2023)                   Haft Hesar J Environ Stud 2023, 11(44): 23-40 | Back to browse issues page

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Afshari Basir M, Forotan M, Soroush M M. Comparative study of the meaning of the urban house of the two periods of Qajar and Pahlavi of Hamadan by the method of layered semiotics. Haft Hesar J Environ Stud 2023; 11 (44) :23-40
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Meaning is one of the most important topics in the fields of psychology, sociology,
architecture, urban planning, and landscape design today so that in the field of architecture,
the place of meanings and the transfer of concepts in size, Form, and performance have been
important. The house has a special place in architectural structures. Architecturally speaking,
houses belong to the world of concepts and meanings, and if the people who live in it can
understand its governing concepts, they can better communicate with that environment. In
recent decades, the concepts and ideas of human sciences have been closely related to art and
architecture; So that this relationship has led to the production of new forms, spaces and
readings of architecture. This relationship occurs both as a common chapter between
architecture and human sciences and as a new approach and perspective in architectural
research literature. On the other hand, with the importance of finding language in postmodern
theories, architecture has been seen as a text . A text that conveys a set of values, thoughts and
traditions along with it and has a language behind its curtain that talks to the audience and the
audience tries to read its meaning and interpretation. In the 1970s, linguistic studies have
found their place in the field of art, and after that, semiotics as a branch of linguistics was
used in the criticism and reading of artistic texts. Semiotics, as one of the methods of text
analysis, seeks to analyze texts in terms of structured wholes and in search of hidden and
implied meanings. Semiotic studies focuses on the system of rules that govern the discourses
involved in texts and emphasizes the role of semiotic context in the formation of meaning.
Each and every detail in traditional Iranian houses had its meaning and concept for users,
which has made it valuable. Unfortunately, today, with the advent of modernity and the
industrialization of societies, the house is seen as a means of temporary use, and this has
caused the house to take on a new meaning. This study examines the meaning of home from
the perspective of social sciences that pays more attention to the cultural and social aspects of
the home. In this approach, one of its methods is the semiotic method. Semiotics in the field
of architecture is the acquisition and recognition of meanings beyond the functional
implication of architecture, and attention is paid to the communicative nature of architecture,
which is rooted in social-cultural relations. The foundations of semiotic knowledge, which is
based on meaning and interpretation, can be a platform for understanding the relationship
between how the semantic and structural components of the architectural space are perceived.
Since semiotics is related to the basics of deciphering meanings, the role of the interpreter is
important in understanding these concepts. The purpose of this study is to investigate the
effective components in creating meaning in a traditional urban house and to develop a
conceptual model for proper reading of the text of the house by layered semiotics so that its
layers are identified and the objective appearance of the signals network is determined in an
interactive context.
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Received: 2022/08/10 | Accepted: 2022/09/6 | Published: 2023/09/17

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