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Eastern Mediterranean University (2013)

A survey on changing socio - spatial patterns in contemporary housing of Iran

Forouzmand, Samira

Titre : A survey on changing socio - spatial patterns in contemporary housing of Iran

Auteur : Forouzmand, Samira

Université de soutenance : Eastern Mediterranean University

Grade : Master of Science in Architecture 2013

Evolution of Iranian house started from its traditional form and space organization to its contemporary situation. There are many factors that affect the organization of spaces in a house and its quality of being pleasant and functional. These evolutions are results of changes in different features of life and society and also technology and rules plays a fundamental role in the process of cultural, social and even individual paradigm shifts in contemporary era. These shifts lead to changes in lifestyle and folowingly in housing. After modernization Iran started to import features of social life and built environment from the West. And rate of changes in social, cultural, personal and many other aspects of Iranian life started to grow so fast. Amongst these features three Social, Cultural and Personal items are selected in order to reach a reliable result of investigations in the influence of lifestyle on spatial organization and vice versa. In order to gain information about the spatial organization of contemporary houses rules and regulations of construction in Iran has been studied and also spatial organization is a case that needs to be observed and the level of residents‟ satisfactory depends on how much their lifestyles match the spaces in which they live. So interviews have been made in order to observe, categorize and evaluate the existing qualities of the relationship between lifestyle and spatial organization. By doing a study on the background of traditional houses in Iran and evaluating them based on rules and definitions in the cultural, social and personal involvement of householders, this research is concluded by opening a new angle about the feasibility study on the existing role of privacy and flexibility in the amount of user requierments in the contemporary houses‟ spatial organization and how it fits the spatial organization of the houses.


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