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

Assessment of Thermal Comfort in Vernacular Buildings in the Cold and Mountainous Region (Case S‌tudy: Hamadan, Iran)

Farnoush Shams Azad; Vahdaneh Fooladi

Volume 12, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 55-70

  The vernacular architecture of cities with old civilizations like Hamadan, located in a cold and mountainous area, s‌tems from centuries of optimizing material use, cons‌truction techniques, climate considerations, and the leas‌t use of fossil fuels to provide residents comfort. This region represents ...  Read More

Assessment of Housing Characteristics in Ibeju-lekki, Lagos Peri-Urban Settlements


Volume 9, Issue 1 , March 2019, , Pages 25-34

  Housing developments in Lagos State peri-urban settlements have contributed immensely to the alleviation of the challenges of housing deficits in central Lagos. This research aims at examining the characteristics of housing development in the peri-urban settlements of Lagos State, Nigeria. Using a case ...  Read More

A Comparative Study of vernacular Architecture Compatible with Mild and Humid Weather in Gilan's Western Plains (Case study: Gasht, Shalma and Gilandeh villages)

Hadiseh Kamran Kasmaie; Khosro Daneshjou; Seyed Majid Mofidi Shemirani

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2017, , Pages 9-16

  Looking at the role of climate in indigenous settlements of Gilan, which are formed based on theUniformitarianism principles for the environmental comfort of residents in the basic body, and stability and compromisewith the natural factors, as a basic and immutable principle over time has created various ...  Read More

Typology of Earth-shelter Architecture in Iran

Meghedy Khodabakhshian; Seyed Majid Mofidi; Farah Habib

Volume 2, Issue 4 , October 2012, , Pages 5-10

  Earth-Shelter construction is one of the aspects in architecture where the thermal mass of the earth behind the outer walls are applied in order to reduce heat loss and keep the internal temperature at human comfort range. In case of earth-shelter buildings, housing is especially important. ...  Read More