Comparative Study of Khaje Rashid al -Din Views on Rab-e Rashidi Islamic Utopia and Kevin Lynch Ideas
International Journal of Archaeology
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 39-47
Received: Oct. 18, 2015; Accepted: Nov. 4, 2015; Published: Nov. 26, 2015
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Leila Jalili, Architecture Engineering, non-profit institution of higher education, Aba - Abyek, Qazvin, Iran
Mitra Ghafourian, Architecture Engineering, Architectural College of Science and Technology University, Tehran, Iran
Tahereh Toopal, Architecture Engineering, Islamic Azad University of Shiraz, Fars, Iran
Mohammad Taghipour, Department of Industrial Engineering, Science & Research Branch of Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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Utopia is considered to be the physical form of an ideal human society where the goals are met. Rab-e Rashidi is one of the Islamic utopia that has practically manifested and this view on ideal city in today's modern urbanization can be received based on the perspectives of Kevin Lynch (the contemporary theorist). Therefore the purpose of this study is to compare the pattern of Rab-e Rashidi and Kevin Lynch's opinions in order to determine the overlap extent of these two views. Hence those patterns that could promote the quality of Rab-e Rashidi's urban space are studied then these concepts are compared with Kevin Lynch's perspectives. The research has been done descriptively-comparatively based on library studies and written documents. The results demonstrate the social justice, attention to infrastructure, dynamics in in physical aspects of the city, mental image and climate considerations concepts which promote the quality of life in Rab-e Rashidi that compared with Lynch's views, the mentioned concepts in Rab clearly overlap with all of Lynch's views except that the concepts have been expressed more perfectly comprehensively in Rab-e Rashidi. Finally Rab-e Rashidi can be a comprehensive model of Islamic utopia for designing modern cities.
Utopia, Khaje Rashid al-din, Rab-e Rashidi, Kevin Lynch
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Leila Jalili, Mitra Ghafourian, Tahereh Toopal, Mohammad Taghipour, Comparative Study of Khaje Rashid al -Din Views on Rab-e Rashidi Islamic Utopia and Kevin Lynch Ideas, International Journal of Archaeology. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 39-47. doi: 10.11648/j.ija.20150305.11
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