—Often it is thought that architecture and urban design are not related and they are totally different identities; however, they have inextricable connection and unawareness of this point can bring about confusion. However, everyday many of architectural decisions are made without paying least attention to it. Today when architecture is presented in various forms and styles, this lack of attention and lack of awareness cause many hazards and for this reason, our cities and towns don’t enjoy desirable faces. Although buildings are remarkable individually, their collective impression is disappointing and undesirable. (Richard Hedman and Andrew Jaszweski, 1985) Art, modern architecture and urban structural transition haven’t come up suddenly: they are consequences of strong pressures from inside of the societies. The pressures themselves are the result of hasty industrial development and transitional economy. Today, architecture is mostly influenced by fashion and changes are displayed in main aspects of architectural form and identity, whereas in the past, they were only in details. Since we live in an environment which is shaped by man-made structures, architecture is unavoidable art (Ali Madanipour, 2000). In this paper, the writers attempt to deal with the position of architecture in urban design, urban planning in the past and at the present time and structure of cities.
—Urban planning, modern architecture, structure of cities, city shape, master plan, micropolitan.
The authors are with the Shomal Universty of Amol, Iran (e-mail: email@example.com)
Cite: Ali Dashti Shafii, Babak Monir Abbasi, and Shiva Jabari, "Architecture “The Inevitable Art”: Interactions With and Impacts on the Shape and Design of the Cities," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 117-120, 2016.