Impact of Southern Window-to-Floor Area Ratios on the Thermal Performance of the Settlement in the Hot and Dry Climate (Case study: Kashan City)

mohamadali karbasfuroosha; Fereshteh Habib; Hossein Zabihi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 August 2023

  A major party of generated energy is now used for heating and cooling buildings. Hence, it's beneficial to apply solutions that reduce the thermal load of buildings. However, solutions for energy consumption reduction always face barriers.Optimizing window proportions in energy consumption saving ...  Read More

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

Urban Development
Evaluation the Role of Factors Affecting the Feasibility of Urban Development Plans through Structural Equation Model (A Case Study in Shiraz City)

Naser Rezaei; Hamid Majedi; Zahra Sadat Saeideh Zarabadi; Hossein Zabihi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 31-44

  The main purpose of this paper is to explain the factors affecting the change of service land uses in the city of Shiraz and identify its reasons. For this purpose, the second-order confirmatory factor analysis technique has been used as one of the structural equation modeling techniques to determine ...  Read More

Cemetery as a Sociocultural Space in the Persian Cities

Reza ShakerArdekani; Hamed Akhgar; Hossein Zabihi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , April 2015, , Pages 57-68

  Examining the planning of cemeteries in the urbanism system of Iran does not show a goodcondition. In fact, cemeteries in the most Persian cities have become large-scale open spaces outside the city. This couldcause irreparable damage to the cities because of the partial and/or improper use of the capacity ...  Read More

The developments Trend of Islamic Inscriptions in the Building Portals of Dezfoul City

Mahnoush Mahmoudi; Hossein Zabihi; Iraj Etesam

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 15-22

  In the architecture of Iranian traditional houses, the ornamentations available in the inscriptions of houses entrance portal express the identity of architects and personality of houses owners and are rooted in their religious and national beliefs and faiths. The main hypothesis of this research is ...  Read More

Participatory Design; A New Approach to Regenerate the Public Space

Shahab Mirzaean Mahabadi; Hossein Zabihi; Hamid Majedi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , December 2014, , Pages 15-22

  The following study aims to present an innovative approach for Design. Participatory Design is the model of direct involvement of different social groups in the design from functional tools to environments, social institutions and businesses. Diverse collection of practices has been developed to support ...  Read More

Spatial Planning in Border Areas with an Emphasison Passive DefenceConsiderations (Case Study: from Konarak to Guater Gulf, Iran)

Hamed Akhgar; Reza Shaker Ardekani; Hossein Zabihi

Volume 4, Issue 3 , August 2014, , Pages 51-64

  Spatial planning in border areas in Iran because of long borders and settling more than half ofthe provinces in the country's international borders with neighbouring countries play particular role in the planningsystem. This article aims to clarify the position of border areas spatial planning in the ...  Read More

Towards Green Building: Sustainability Approach in Building Industrialization

Hossein Zabihi; Farah Habib; Leila Mirsaeedie

Volume 3, Issue 3 , August 2013, , Pages 49-56

  Building construction challenge, in recent years, is the reduction of social, economical and environmentalimpacts along with economical nature and increasing life quality, as here sustainable construction is important. Pre-fabrication and industrialization are referred as a solution of sustainable ...  Read More

Assessment of Bicycle Use as a New Practical Strategy to Achieve Sustainable Development (Case study:Bahonar Street, Tehran,Iran)

Hossein Zabihi; Mohammad Reza Daroudi,; Nastaran Peimani

Volume 3, Issue 2 , June 2013, , Pages 49-54

  In recent decades, urban planning has tended to humanist urbanism. In this regard foot travels and bicycle use are the two strategies that urban planners and transportation engineers are using them as adequate alternatives for making cities more people friendly. Using bicycle is known as a ...  Read More

Social and Cultural Sustainability

Hengameh Haghi; Hossein Zabihi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2012, , Pages 31-38

  Of building cultural centers in all communities and with any kind of attitude has always been one of the designers’ issues. When we use the term in ordinary daily conversation, we often think of culture as an equivalent to the “higher things of the mind”- art, literature, ...  Read More