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Keywords

Architectural Education. Educational Methodology. Brick Tilling

Disciplines

Architecture | Arts and Humanities | Education | Engineering

Abstract

This qualitative paper investigates a new method of architectural education in architecture studio monitoring in the field of brick tilling. It covered a background to the related fields based on art and design methods, which have been used in Iran dating back thousands of years until present. As a research methodology, a deep observation on conventional method of carpet-weaving workshops, shaped the first steps of this article. In this method, the overall plan that includes a floral carpet to ranges of square pixels and color finds their own characteristics as paint, rows and columns. In these studios, someone took the coded map and sang respectively, row after row to be applied by others. This paper aimed to apply similar mix methods of coding by using songs for tiling the bricks. Iranian architecture students covered the scope of study in three different phases. The method of “Ava Chideman” is derived from the weaving technique and the combination of sounds and installation of tile works, which its results have been analyzed in this paper. Researcher believed this paper would help current and future designers and researchers. Additionally, this methodology aims to minimize the expert's role to produce safe and vernacular built forms and economical housing, while trying not to compromise on quality and freedom of local needs.

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