Examining the Order of Urban Blocks from the Perspective of Environmental Perception in Comparison between 2 Districts: Khaneh-Esfahan and Mardavij of Isfahan

نوع مقاله: مقاله پژوهشی

نویسندگان

1 Associate Professor of Urban Design, Architecture and Urban Development Faculty, Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.

2 AssociAssociate Professor of Urban Design, Architecture and Urban Development Faculty, Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.

3 Ph.D. Student of Urban Design. Architecture and Urban Development Faculty, Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.


عنوان مقاله [English]

Examining the Order of Urban Blocks from the Perspective of Environmental Perception in Comparison between 2 Districts: Khaneh-Esfahan and Mardavij of Isfahan

نویسندگان [English]

  • Mohammad Massoud 1
  • Mahmoud Ghalehnoee 2
  • Mahmoud Shookouhi 3
1 Associate Professor of Urban Design, Architecture and Urban Development Faculty, Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
2 AssociAssociate Professor of Urban Design, Architecture and Urban Development Faculty, Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
3 Ph.D. Student of Urban Design. Architecture and Urban Development Faculty, Art University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
چکیده [English]

When a designer is dealing with organizing urban blocks in designation of districts in
the projects of urban design (particularly ground preparation plans), there are numerous guidelines and
patterns for the order of blocks from different views such as energy, efficiency, permeability, security,
social interaction, etc. However, there is no guideline and pattern available to the designer regarding the
order of blocks from the perspective of environmental perception. A designer, facing organization of the
order of urban blocks, does not have access to required comments from the environmental perspective and
has no idea about which kind of order is appropriate for the blocks from this perspective. According to the
defined problem, the question arises that which type of order (simple or complex) is more appropriate in
the process of designing a district and from the perspective of environmental perception. Has Mardavij
district, with its simple order, acquired functionality from the perspective of environmental perception,
or is this functionality more highlighted in Khaneh Esfahan district, with its complex order? To reach an
answer for the research question, thorough examination has to be done so as to which one of the abovementioned
districts has provided the required perceptions for a district. Therefore, this study is aimed at
identification of proper order for the purpose of designing a district from the perspective of environmental
perception of 2 districts, namely Khaneh Esfahan and Mardavij, by utilizing descriptive-analysis method,
and with the help of using cognitive map drawing technique as well as interviewing inhabitants of both
districts. The conclusion was reached that Khaneh Esfahan district, with its complex order, features
concepts such as coziness, calm, and friendliness; and therefore, this complex order is more appropriate
for a district from the perspective of environmental perception.

کلیدواژه‌ها [English]

  • order
  • Urban block
  • City Imge