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Urban Structure in Hot Arid Environments

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This essential reference guide to strategies and solutions for urban planning in hot arid environments reflects the journey toward many cities, towns and villages in Iran, which are documented and presented in the form of case studies and comparative analysis. It is the outcome of extensive research on the influence of historical, cultural and climatic factors on urban spatial forms and rural complexes in Iran's Hot Arid Zone.

The environment of the Hot Arid Zone offers valuable insights into how to overcome historical difficulties, how to endure harsh climatic conditions, how to be innovative and creative in responding to problems in new ways, and how to utilize natural energy sources. Considerable attention is given to the recognition of values, current problems and the renewal of traditional fabrics, urban blocks and traditional buildings. Important aspects in both academic education and in the urban design profession include traditional urban structures and traditional approaches to using natural energy as a creative process that is continuously changing and renews itself over time a dynamic characteristic from which we can glean many lessons for the future.

This book is based on a book previously published by the author in Persian. This version is an extensively revised version.

Offers a unique book for professional urban planners and urban designers, as well as students interested in the study of hot arid environments, as it takes into account the influence of historical and climatic factors in shaping urban forms

Reflects more than 40 years of research on the topic

Includes detailed urban design case studies, appendices, and an in-depth comparative analytical study between Iran's Yazd region and Phoenix, Arizona (USA)

Richly illustrated with photos and maps meaningfully integrated into the text

Includes supplementary material:

Part I: Influence of Historical Factors.- Ancient City Structure and its Transformation in Islamic Period.- Urban Structure in Islamic Territories.- Iranian Cities in Islamic Period, the Middle Ages.- Research Domain.- The Elements of Urban Structure.- Neighborhood and Neighborhood centers.- Mosques, Tombs and Musallas.- Public Spaces.- Bazaar.- Citadel.- Qanat, Garden.-Typical Historical Cities .- Yazd .- Nain.- Zaware.- Tabas.- Semnan.- Kashan.- Shiraz.- Birjand and Anarak.- Tehran.- Part II: Influence of Climatic Factors.- Urban Form and Architecture in the Hot Arid Zone of Iran.- Research Domain.- Climatic Structure of the City and the Old Part.- Urban Blocks, Courtyard houses, and Orientation.- Wind catcher, Wind energy.- Organic Unity between Urban and Architectural Elements: Urban Blocks, Courtyard Houses, Ivan, Dome and Wind catcher.- Dome.- Form and function of wind catcher and air vent to ventilate public and private urban elements.- Houses, water reservoirs, caravanserais and mosques.- Uniting the parts: courtyard, summer area including ivan, wind catcher, basement, and winter area into a whole complex: a house.- Part III: Case Studies.- Utilization of Natural Energy.- Research Domain.-Basic Problems.- Case Study 1.- Urban Design in the Inner Core of the Historic City of Yazd.- Case Study 2.- Urban Design Kargar Street Tehran.- Case Study 3.- Redesign of Hasan Abad Square Tehran.- Case Study 4.- Experimentation of new forms of Urban Block.- Appendix A: Climatic characteristics and classification of Iran, studies of the hot arid zone.- Appendix B: Scientific consideration, a comparative study between Phoenix Arizona and Yazd Iran.- Appendix C: Overheated period in Yazd.- Notes.- Glossary.- Index.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Urban Structure in Hot Arid Environments
EAN: 9783319818177
ISBN: 978-3-319-81817-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Springer, Berlin
Genre: Sciences de la terre
Nombre de pages: 241
Poids: 4787g
Taille: H235mm x B235mm x T155mm
Année: 2018
Sous-titre : Englisch
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016

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