Exploration of Sustainable Strategies in Iranian Traditional Architecture

By Mojtaba Mahdavinia.

Published by The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

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A comprehensive look toward sustainable architecture reaches us to this point that it can typically account as the climatically responsive architecture. A general review of the Iranian traditional architecture principles indicates the dominant effects of natural environmental factors on above-mentioned principals. Climatic factors can be considered as the most significant component in natural environment that has a leading influence on the formation of Iran’s architecture principles. As in some cases, forming factors merely serve a climatically responsive function and utterly shaped according to natural environmental factors.
Aim of this research is to analyze Iran’s traditional architecture strategies on the basis of sustainable architectural principals as a contemporary paradigm and the fact that how these strategies with their specific functions achieve sustainable architectural goals. In accordance with expansion of plateau plains hot-arid regions as the outstanding district of our country was considered in this paper.
The research also demonstrated how responsive these strategies are to climatic conditions (Climatically Responsive Function). Since presented specifications achieve the goals of sustainable architecture, Iran’s traditional architecture in hot-arid climate can be stated a sustainable architecture.

Keywords: Natural Environment, Sustainable Architecture, Design Strategies, Climate

International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.291-302. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.942MB).

Dr. Mojtaba Mahdavinia

Member of Scientific Board, Faculty of Art & Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Ruod-E-Hen Branch, Tehran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

I am a Ph.D student in the field of architecture at Iran University of Science & Technology. I am intrested in conducting research in different section of my own field of study. The research cases that I have been done were about “Sustainable Architecture” and “Energy Efficiency in Buildings”.


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