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specialty journal of architecture and construction
Volume 3, 2017, Issue 1
The impact of scale dimension of urban form on thermal comfort and aesthetics quality, Case study: Mahmoudabad
Tohid Sorayaei, Zahra Sorayaei
Pages: 9-25


Scale dimension of urban form is a qualitative measure of massing and relative height of buildings. Most studies, in the field of form aesthetics buildings have been focused on facades of buildings and the most research has been focused on understanding two dimensional patterns and shapes and less studies have been conducted on aesthetics of urban massing combination. Also, the form of building has much impact on macro- and micro-climate of city, urban design knowledge is in its infancy in the dimension of climate. In this regard, the important note is to translate the knowledge and findings of climatology to the principles of urban design. Another problem is the contradictions which are between climatic design consideration and other design consideration. The present study aimed to review the wide consideration of scale dimension and to mine operating principles and to use them in design process. In this regard, in the form of comprehensive process, designing the scale of urban form in the case study of coastal Mahmoudabad City has been performed regarding different dimensions, especially aesthetic quality and thermal comfort.

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specialty journal of architecture and construction
Issue 2, Volume 6, 2020