Volume 26, Number 1 (6-2016)  

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  • The question of ornament, surface and appearance in architecture is elaborated.
  • Surface can be defined as more than a 2D phenomenon – i.e. with a thickness.
  • Semper’s “Principle of Cladding” led to Modernist metaphors, concepts and ideas.
  • Though related, “Woven Walls” and “Clothed Walls” are very different.
  • Instead of visual barriers or covering layers, surfaces produce architecture.


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  • Window configuration effects on the intensity and uniformity of daylight
  • Uniformity increase and glare reduction by light shelves and roof monitors
  • Best “daylight performance, better daylight intensity and uniformity via a roof monitor
  • Even daylight distribution in sun condition and less overall daylight in overcast, utilizing light shelves



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  • The acoustic quality of an auditorium is elaborated.
  • The RT values and the sound insulation are the main parameters of measurement.
  • The auditorium can be defined through the computer simulation utilizing ODEON ver. 4.2.
  • The measured parameters used to define the speech intelligibility of an auditorium.


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  • Preference for visiting urban parks in different group users was investigated.
  • A survey on 275 visitors of two popular urban parks in Gorgan was conducted. 
  • Visitors rated their preference on four activities: relaxation, socializing, nature involvement, and playing activities.
  • Relaxation and nature involvement was chosen as the most preferred activities.
  • Socializing and playing had the least preferred activities.
  • A significant difference in two variables: relaxation and nature involvement activity was found among marital status and visitor age groups.


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  • The RT values and the sound insulation are the main parameters of measurement.
  • The auditorium can be defined through the computer simulation utilizing ODEON ver. 4.2.
  • The measured parameters used to define the speech intelligibility of an auditorium.


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  • Developing map-based methods could pave the way for understanding urbanscape more effectively.
  • Cognitive maps often provide an image of physical dimensions and structural perception of urbanscape.
  •  Narrative maps provide us with deeper layers of individuals’ perception of urban environment.
  • Evaluative maps help us to find and measure meanings and concepts of a place. 


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  • the Quality of Local Cultural Spaces are the necessary environment for social relations and face-to-face communication of residents of urban area.
  • physical factors are affective in the quality of cultural spaces.
  • Cultural area is a suitable space for creativity and choices, actions and exchange of investment.
  • cultural spaces are deemed as places for activity and considered as city places.
  • formation of cultural-social selective activity is in direct relationship with quality of these spaces.  


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  • Todays, Urban Heat Island phenomena is one of main issue in Bioclimatic architecture studies.
  • Applying the air pollution Model (TAPM) with pollution and wind data can help to simulate wind pattern in Karaj city.
  • Survey of atmospheric conditions and synoptic map are essential for the principles of bioclimatic architecture.
  • There is an severe degradation in air quality at November 25 that caused Urban Heat Island phenomena in Karaj.



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