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The Impact of Environmental and Regional Factors on the Vernacular Architecture: Special Reference to City of Qazvin

Abolfazl Saroukhani, Majid Shahbazi


Iranian architecture has an ancient history.In certain cases, universally it serves as the root principles of the architectural. In fact, the environment and the ambient circumstances, customs and culture play an important role in creating a sustainable architecture. Understanding the vernacular architecture of the city means cognition of society. Stability existed in the traditional architecture because it was created by own domestic people. Also, the sustainable architecture is eco-friendly in nature. The aim of this article is to review the effect of regional and environmental factors on vernacular architecture forms (The case of study is Qazvin). The current study is descriptive – analytical in which we analysed and discussed the various aspects of vernacular architecture impacted by environmental and regional factors. One of the effective ways to achieve climatic design principles is reviewing the vernacular architecture patterns in the compatibility with the environment and region. Studying the parameters such as orientation, form and architectural elements in the native home of Qazvin indicates the developments in environmental issues and trying to take advantage of it.


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  • DOI:10.21276/ambi.2017.04.1.ga03

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