Urban Interior and Vernacular Architecture: Open Green Spaces to Control the Impact of Ecological Footprint - a Case Study in Ghazvin City, Iran


Recently, urban open spaces have been gaining in significance due to their responsibility to form an urban ecosystem. In this case, “urban interior” and “urban greenery” have been known as the most significant approaches in public open spaces. The concept of “urban” and “interior” lead some designers and planners to start introducing the meeting point of these aspects in landscape design due to their inseparable role to define the city environment. In this study, the aspects of urban interior and urban greenery, especially in terms of bringing special interior elements and plants from the traditional and vernacular architecture of Ghazvin, to the city environment and taking advantage of greenery spaces, not only for defining spaces to achieve urban interior but also for alleviating air pollution and improving quality of life, are discussed. The main question is, how the vernacular architecture of Ghazvin can help to bring the concept of urban and interior together, especially by focusing on the urban greenery? For addressing this issue, qualitative methodology based on a case study is used and for collecting data, observation and reviewing some literature is useful. At the end of this paper, after describing the aspects of vernacular architecture in Ghazvin and giving a clear definition of the urban interior, especially in terms of developing green areas to shape public open spaces are argued.


Mahsa Ghafouri
Student, Masters, Eastern Mediterranean University, Lefkosia, Cyprus

Asu Tozan
Prof. Dr., Department of Interior Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Interior Architecture, Cyprus


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Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design



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