Original Paper Architecture
Maharishi Vedic Architecture and Quality of Life: An International Mixed Methods Study of Lived Experience

Lee Fergusson; Sanford Nidich; Anna Bonshek; Randi Nidich

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 1-18


     The histories of architectural design and town planning are replete with references to creating a better quality of human life. One of the approaches to enhancing human existence is Vāstu Vidyā, the knowledge of design and building from the ancient Vedic tradition. More recently, Vāstu ...  Read More

Applied Article Architecture
An investigation into the Urban Square's Layout in Turkman Era to Develop the Sustainable Pattern in Northwest Iran

Fereshteh Pashaei Kamali; Sevgi Yilmaz

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 19-28


  The appearance of Square in Northwest Iran, as a traditional element of the city, did not have a certain definition in the urban planning due to its structural disruption in the spatial fabric as well as its chaotic present in the manifestation of its identity. On the other hand, since the concept of ...  Read More

Original Paper Architecture
Explanation of the Architectural Education Patterns with a Focus on Increasing Creativity

Omid Azeri; Iraj Etessam; Farah Habib

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 29-38


  Architectural education requires efficient methods to demonstrate its efficiency to meet the quantitative and qualitative needs derived from modern socio-economic development. In architectural education, the ability to design is an essential part and the main goal of education. Looking at the various ...  Read More

Applied Article
Residents’ Satisfaction with Adequacy of Facilities in Metropolitan Ibadan, Nigeria

S.A. Olatunji; S.A. Adeyemi; A.O. Yoade

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 39-48


  The study examined the quantity and quality of infrastructure in Ibadan, Nigeria with a view to using information to providing policy guidelines for sustainable infrastructural development. Using stratified sampling technique, a total of fifteen wards from the five local government areas in Ibadan metropolis ...  Read More

Applied Article
The Role of Social and Place Identities towards Promoting Sustainability Approaches and Behaviors

Abolfazl Dehghanmongabadi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 49-56


  The concept of sustainability is encouraged to preserve natural resources, social values, cultural heritage, and economic capital, which already exist to make available them for the next generations. Moreover, to enhance the level of sustainability in communities, numerous scholars indicated both individual ...  Read More

Applied Article
Evaluating the Effects of Architectural Aspects on Student Sociability (Case Study: Tehran University)

Sayed Ali sharifiyan; Hossein Moradi Nasab; Maryam Ghalambor Dezfuly; Vadihe Molasalehi

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2020, Pages 57-66


  The sociability and quality of behavior settings, according to general psychology data, are the most significant environmental values, measuring which helps to assess the success of environmental and architectural aspects. The present study was aimed at investigating the efficient environmental characteristics ...  Read More