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2014 (Vol. 6, Issue: 1)
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Designing a 100-unit Residential Complex with Public and Mental Health Approach

Mohsen Gholizadeh Maktoo and Mehrzad Parsafar
Corresponding Author:  Mohsen Gholizadeh Maktoo 

Key words:  Citizens, climate conditions, designing residential complexes, mental health, public health, ,
Vol. 6 , (1): 49-56
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October 22, 2013 November 11, 2013 January 20, 2014

The present study first discuses different climate conditions in Iran and traditional methods of architecture in these places as well as importance of identification and evaluation of these methods. Then, designing methods of residential complexes on the basis of components and conditions of the favorite climate will be closely taken into consideration. Finally, the impact of different methods and techniques of designing on society’s mental and public health will be examined. Accordingly, designing a 100-unit residential complex with open and local green spaces, dense neighborhoods with mixed land uses, physical and visual access to the nature, creation of cultural-social-business and entertainment opportunities adjacent to the residential complex, reducing car dependency in combination with walking, strategies of improving public health in designing residential complexes and architecture in Yazd city are used. Consequently, a few strategies are provided for enhancement of citizens’ health and development of this type of architecture.
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Mohsen Gholizadeh Maktoo and Mehrzad Parsafar, 2014. Designing a 100-unit Residential Complex with Public and Mental Health Approach.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 6(1): 49-56.
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