Investigating the process of traditional design principles formation in the Iranian-Kurdish urban quarters

  • Hooshmand Alizadeh, Kayoumars Irandoost
  • URBAN DESIGN International, February 2017, Nature Publishing Group
  • DOI: 10.1057/s41289-016-0034-4

Traditional design principles in the urban neighborhood

What is it about?

This research focuses on traditional Iranian-Kurdish urban neighborhood to investigate its design principles. Various approaches to traditionally built forms were reviewed to pave the way for a methodological inquiry.

Why is it important?

These findings can be recognized as indigenous rules embedded in the structure of traditional quarters which can help designers to reconcile the traditional and modern urban architecture by applying these principles in city conservation plans or new development plans in the city suburb.


Dr. Hooshmand Alizadeh Alizadeh
University of Kurdistan

I hope the finding of this article provide a guideline for ccity conservation plans or new development plans in the city suburb and similar cities.

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