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Aliabadi M. Timeless Architecture, the Unity of Essence of Reason & Diversity of Accidental Features. JIAS. 2013; 2 (3) :7-16
URL: http://jias.kashanu.ac.ir/article-1-270-en.html
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Continuous change of appearance of the unity of essential reason of the architecture of one nation at the physical body of buildings (or accidental features and forms) at the regular connected periods of the history is the main subject of this article. We are proposed to say (from the unitary view of the Islamic doctrine, and throughout a closed style of its philosophical expression) that: every being in the universe, or even every great and unique architectural monument, is accurate, on time and regular, properly placed, and reasonably identified, and in decision, good and perfectly responsive, only at the limited duration of its own integrated cultural, educational, economical and technical time and life. In other words, and looking at the universal complementary and harmonizing order of life, in every relevant subject, and from both the quantitative and qualitative points of view, the defined systemic structure of cultural, educational, functional, economical, technical and formal geometry of every good building is only properly identified and responsive, when it is designed, placed, oriented, built and appeared in its own proper place and unique time. And then, we should be recognized that such a building of last (with its exact functional, geometrical and other specific cultural and … feature) never be allowable to be (completely or partly) built again in any other places and times of the present or future, (especially, in the most probable unreal and inappropriate form, measure and function). In a more clear and defined saying, we are going to talk about a noble principle (or even a certain rule) of unitary doctrine of Islam, and remember it to the some asleep, neglectful or careless architects and master managers and directors of culture of a nation, that: the universe (including its outwardly numerous, multiple and individual parts and organs which have been come into existence and disappeared, in an eternal and unlimited duration of time and an indefinite expansion of place) is a unique and alive truth and a book – form reality by an united structure and integrated parts and completing organs, from which, anything can be omitted or added completely and all of a sudden. And even the apparently omitted and replaced parts or dead organs have never been actually missed from the whole and timeless life of the universe, or absent or ineffective in every momentary act of the entire system and it’s including operating parts and organs. And then, (in an exact similar responsibility of every person on the subject of keeping any book’s ordered structure and it’s including parts, phrases and even singular words) we cannot and not to be reasonably allowed and morally permitted to unconscious and unaware change, omit, add, copy, repeat or replace any small, tiny and apparently unimportant or big and especially chief part of our surrounding environment (including its architectural elements and buildings). In response to the question of the reason of correctness of any reasonable change or creating new buildings in an existing planned site, we say that, respecting the unitary essence and infinity of the Reason’ life and also the Oneness and Unity of all of the apparently individual reasonable decisions, plans and acts, every new (but knowledgeable and in balance) act, eternally has been exactly looked and calculated in the pre existent orderly and completing presented system of universe. In other words, every art and architecture’ coming into existence (it’s becoming materialize or appear, with its all quantitative and qualitative specific adjectives) in a particular period of time and in an orderly environment, has an undividable unity and unbroken relationship with that period and environment, in such a way that every probable imagination of any kind of division and separation between them is equal with their incompletion and existence’ breakdown. Indeed, it is the reasonable essence and unchangeable reality of everything that (relating to the Life, process of penetrating and completion of the united collection of creation move through the river bed of time and place and in every moment, and on the sensible appearance’ screen, has an unbroken complementary course of change in both qualitative and quantitative accidental features. And therefore, the knowledgeable essence of a thing, in relating to its own time and place, and in relation with past and feature, remains everlasting and unchangeable, and so it must be recognized such a perpetual part of the involved site by the Moslem architects in their new designs and building projects.

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