Review on the Role of Flexibility in Iranian’s Traditional Housing, Case Study: H. H. Ghafouri`s (Ghazviniha) Building
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 3, Issue 2-1, April 2015, Pages: 138-142
Received: Dec. 17, 2015; Accepted: Dec. 19, 2015; Published: Feb. 23, 2016
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Mehri Eshaghi, Department of Architecture, Shahrekord Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran
Gholamreza Bahreini, Department of Civil Engineering, University Of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada
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In Iranian traditional architecture, flexibility as a general concept has always been with the major concerns to from the spatiotemporal aspects of the design. Considering limitations and availability of resources, this area still suffers from lack of brilliant and excellent research to link these positive aspect of traditional systems with those demands and dynamic nature of the modern architectures. Flexibility in general is highly dependent on a variety of factors including socioeconomic and cultural aspect of the society and single families which result in a continuous challenge in its adaptability with the design systems for a long time. In this paper, a review on flexible design of traditional housing is made followed by a descriptive study on one of the famous Iranian traditional houses as a case study, with a focus on the potentials and of such as system to be use in modern societies. Results show the capability of traditional flexibility patterns to be adapted with dynamic requirements of new architectural designs.
Flexibility Architecture, Traditional Housing, Adaptability, Sustainability
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Mehri Eshaghi, Gholamreza Bahreini, Review on the Role of Flexibility in Iranian’s Traditional Housing, Case Study: H. H. Ghafouri`s (Ghazviniha) Building, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Special Issue: Research and Practice in Architecture and Urban Studies in Developing Countries. Vol. 3, No. 2-1, 2015, pp. 138-142. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.s.2015030201.36
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