Volume 12 (2022)
Volume 11 (2021)
Volume 10 (2020)
Volume 9 (2019)
Volume 8 (2018)
Volume 7 (2017)
Volume 6 (2016)
Volume 5 (2015)
Volume 4 (2014)
Volume 3 (2013)
Volume 2 (2012)
Volume 1 (2011)
Number of Volumes 13
Number of Issues 47
Number of Articles 339
Number of Contributors 680
Article View 354,210
PDF Download 492,824
View Per Article 1044.87
PDF Download Per Article 1453.76
Number of Submissions 671
Rejected Submissions 328
Reject Rate 49
Accepted Submissions 106
Acceptance Rate 16
Time to Accept (Days) 148
Number of Indexing Databases 9

International Journal of Architecture and Urban Development (IJAUD) is an open access, peer-reviewed publication covering architecture, urbanism, and built environment studies. IJAUD is quarterly published by Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran, and receives NO PUBLICATION FEE from foreign authors. The journal aims at establishing a bridge between theory and practice in the fields of architectural and design research, urban design, urban planning, urban development, and built environment studies. A broad outline of the journal scope includes high-quality original research papers, review papers, short communications, case and technical reports and notes to the editor. According to the English Journal Citation Reports (JCR) in ISC, the average impact factor of IJAUD is 0.143.

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Applied Article
Behavior Analysis of Wind Hydrodynamics in the Central Courtyard of Hot and Dry Climate Settlement Based on the Length to Height Ratio (Case Study: Kashan City)

Mohammadali Karbasforoushha; Fereshteh Habib; Hossein Zabihi

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 5-14


  One of the ways to achieve high energy efficiency in buildings and an effective system is to utilize local architectural experiences. In this connection, the central courtyard is an element that was used in the past to create comfort in the hot and dry climates of Kashan, Iran. A large part of the literature ...  Read More

Applied Article Architecture
Defining the Color Weight of Residential Building Façade, Using Q-Factor Analysis

Maryam Mehdipour; Seyed-abbas Yazdanfar; Ahmad Ekhlasi; Bahram Saleh Sedghpour

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 15-24


  Designing the facade's color based on user evaluation is necessary due to the effect of color on people's evaluation. To evaluate the facade's color, its combination should be categorized. The emotional dimensions of color evaluation should be assessed due to the variety of emotional scales of color ...  Read More

Applied Article Urban Development
People how Preference Places for Leisure and Recreation (Case Study: Tehran, District 2)

Farid Abed; Rama Ghalambor Dezfooly; Amir Hossein Pourjohari

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 25-36


  Today, spending leisure time has become part of humans' lives which can take on various forms. Spending leisure time, on the one hand, and the priority of selecting a place, on the other hand, differ from each other. The main research question is How are leisure places selected and prioritized in a case ...  Read More

Applied Article
Evaluation of the Flexible Elements Components in Housing Design to Determine their Priority according to Delphi Design Method

Hamid Asadi; Seyyed Majid Hashemi Toghroljerdi; Mitra Ghafourian; Hamed Abedini

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 37-50


  In a different context, the user's needs in a housing apartment are constantly changing; it is required that the provided house, by having flexibility, can always be responsive to the user's needs in various situations, which would be a challenge for specialized areas of housing, including design. To ...  Read More

Applied Article Urban Design
The Spatial Discourses in Naghsh-e-Jahan Square in Isfahan; A Foucauldian View

Sepideh Paymanfar

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 51-62


  Understanding how discourse is spatialized needs a conceptual ground for the discussion, and this study believes that the Foucauldian view is the right one. With a non-cartesian attitude, Michel Foucault considered the body as space and used archaeological and genealogical analysis to study its productive ...  Read More

Applied Article
Determining the Influential Components on the Continuity of 'Iranian Architectural Identity' during the first Pahlavi Era (Case Study: The Selected Buildings in Tehran)

Majid Riyahizadeh; Mohammad Mansour Falamaki; Mohammadreza Pourzargar

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 63-76


  Iranian architecture started to develop at the beginning of the Pahlavi era, and a historical gap happened between what was identified as traditional and contemporary architecture. Meanwhile, some efforts were made to establish a connection with the identity of Iranian architecture, which this confrontation ...  Read More

Applied Article
Proposed Definition and Typology of Brownfield Sites in Iranian Cities

Elnaz Baghernejhad

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 77-90


  The term of brownfield and its redevelopment has been considered extensively in the world urban planning literature. However, the nature of the brownfields and the differences between how they are created in countries have caused this term to be defined based on the contextual and typological conditions ...  Read More

Applied Article
Investigating the Compliance of Passengers' Mind Map with the Spatial Structure of Airport Terminals (Case Study: Kermanshah International Airport)

Naji pezhman Ziaei; Maryam Amiri; Faezeh Taheri Sarmad

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2023, Pages 91-100


  Ease of routing is one of the most important principles in the design of public spaces. Such spaces can provide higher desirability when they can communicate with numerous users. This study aims to find the components affecting the mental image, to investigate the compliance of the mental map of passengers ...  Read More

Sense of Place” and “Place Attachment

Hashem Hashemnezhad; Ali Akbar Heidari; Parisa Mohammad Hoseini

Volume 3, Issue 1 , March 2013, , Pages 5-12

  Today, concepts such as place attachment, sense of place, meaning of place, place identity, has devoted many studies In literature of architecture and urban design particularly in the field of environmental psychology. It is obvious that in all these concepts, various aspects of interaction ...  Read More

The Sustainable Architecture of Bazaars and its Relation with Social, Cultural and Economic Components (Case Study: The Historic Bazaar of Tabriz)

Arezou Mohammadi Kalan; Eduardo Oliveira

Volume 5, Issue 4 , December 2015, , Pages 5-12

  Urban commercial quarters such as bazaars can be found all over the world, from Turkey toEgypt, from Tajikistan to Iran. In Iranian cities, bazaars have very specific and unique architectural features and theyhave played an important role as economic and social engines. In addition, bazaars are an integral ...  Read More

The Opacity of Glass Rethinking Transparency in Contemporary Architecture

Seyed Yahya Islami

Volume 1, Issue 2 , November 2011, , Pages 39-44

  In this paper, an exchange of letters between the philosopher Jacques Derrida and architect Peter Eisenman is used as a catalyst to discuss the material qualities of glass and its relationship with the concept of transparency in architecture. In his criticism of an architecture devoid of human qualities, ...  Read More

Emerging Mosque Architecture (New Architectural vocabulary in Secular Nepal)

Bijaya K. Shrestha; Sushmita Shrestha

Volume 4, Issue 2 , June 2014, , Pages 5-14

  Though Muslims have been living in Nepal from the 15th century, they have started practicingtheir religious activities freely only after enactment of new civil code in 1963. This paper aims to explore the potentials and problems on the existing mosques, perception of the religious structures by ...  Read More

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Urban Housing in Nigeria: Evidence from Ogun State

Eziyi O. Ibem; Egidario B. Aduwo

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2012, , Pages 5-14

  There is a consensus among housing experts and policy makers that there are not enough resources for government alone to address growing urban housing challenges in many developing countries. Consequently, a paradigm shift from government provision to partnerships between the public and private ...  Read More

Original Paper Architecture
Increasing of Creativity, Happiness and Connection with other Peers for Iranian Students with Emphasis on the Value of Open and Semi-Open Spaces in Schools (Case Study: KASHAN)

Fayal Sadat Siadati; Hamid Majedi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 November 2021


  ABSTRACT Several studies have examined the relationship between school conditions and student achievement, and have confirmed that the two ideas are related to each other. The present study focuses on reviewing and comparing the views of 350 students and 60 teachers of 5 elementary schools in Kashan ...  Read More

Original Paper Architecture
Investigating the Factors Influencing the Diversity of the Various Residential Buildings’ Façades (Case Study: Vali-Asr Neighborhood in Tabriz)

Hajar Panahi Barjay; Lida Balilan asl; Dariush Sattarzadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 31 December 2022


  The study methodology is a mixed research method that is contextual and semantic in terms of the data’s nature; in terms of the logic of thinking, the study method is deductive and, in terms of the analyses levels, it is analytical-interpretive. The selected strategy of this research is grounded ...  Read More

Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

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Frequency: Quarterly

Print ISSN: 2228-7396

Online ISSN: 2345-2331


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