Criteria for Urban Design

This paper is part of the operational criteria for Urban Design which was written in Department of Urban Design and Architecture of the  Institute of Eco Design Idea in collaboration with the Urban Design Network Society of Iran.
The aim of this department is to promote the culture and knowledge of the ecological Architecture of Iran in order to achieve sustainable patterns.

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The Impact of Modernism on Urban Design and Planning in Mountainous Regions of Western Iran


We tried to show the effect of the modernism on Iranian Citied especially on Mahabad, West Azarbaijan Province, Iran. first of all, we tried to define and introduce the modernist school and its effect on urban design and planning. Especially morphology in the city in the western mountains of Iran require a specific type of intervention. Modernism, which basically does not focus on the context, has the same mode of intervention in the cold and mountainous climate that it has in other climates.

This article was presented in “Architecture in the context of culture National Seminar” and was selected as a superior presentation in February of 2014.

Writers: Mohammad Rabiei – Kamran AlizadeAzar

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