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2014 (Vol. 6, Issue: 3)
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Effect of Streets Construction in the Context of Iranian Cities on Transformation from Traditional to Modern Housing, Case Study: Hamadan

Alireza Einifar and Abbas Ghaffari
Corresponding Author:  Abbas Ghaffari 

Key words:  Hierarchy, modern housing, street constructing, Traditional home, urban texture, ,
Vol. 6 , (3): 168-173
Submitted Accepted Published
December 09, 2013 January 01, 2014 March 20, 2014

The purpose of this study is to investigate effect of streets construction in the context of Iranian cities on transformation from traditional to modern housing. Morphologic study of Iran's old city declares that one of outstanding characteristic is continuity in urban texture. New roadways built in the beginning of present century led to disconnection of city texture and subsequently change in spatial hierarchy. Because of change in urban spatial hierarchy and providing roadway accessibility, Streetís surrounding the houses. This transformation in the city of Hamadan was launched in 1931 AD with the plan as a "street map". Prior the transition from house to the city, including through the hierarchy: Darband (private realm), Kooy (Semi-private realm), Gozar (Semi-public realm) and the wider streets and market orders. It directs and controls the activities and behaviors. While today, the transition from house to the city is done in many cases immediately. In particular, assuming that the street construction and the loss of hierarchy have an impact on houses typology and are one of the evolutions of traditional houses to modern housing converting, this research is done. By examining the city before and after streets construction through the study of maps and documents and also the comparative study of contemporary and traditional examples of house in the city of Hamadan, The results obtained. Our findings show that the system of streets and the resulting segmentation of land for construction, change style of house from the central courtyard to establishment of open space on one side and mass on the other side.
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Alireza Einifar and Abbas Ghaffari, 2014. Effect of Streets Construction in the Context of Iranian Cities on Transformation from Traditional to Modern Housing, Case Study: Hamadan.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 6(3): 168-173.
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