Morphological study of urban hierarchy in Boshrooyeh city of iran

Vahid Ahmadi, Adi Irfan Chi-Ani, Hero Farkisch, Mastor Surat

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

City designs in Iran have used the hierarchy principle in all elements of the cities from the components to the whole. The physical cells of tissues in an urban area are clearly related. However, in the development of cities, traces of the network of space communications to the old city centre remain. Instead of composition streets, squares and communication between, the networks contain filled rows with independent buildings. The purpose of this article is to recover the specific relationships between elements of the city and the urban hierarchy with regard to morphological aspects. In this study, urban tissue and typology are used to assess the pattern of urban streets, blocks, squares and islands. The typology of urban tissue based on evaluation of the mentioned patterns is established through field studies, aerial photos and maps of separated lands. We chose the city of Boshrooyeh in eastern Iran as the case study. The historic city core sector has been evaluated in terms of physical characteristics, which provide the morphological typology of the urban tissue. After analysis, data can be investigated in the presence or absence of access hierarchy in different historical periods of the city. The purpose of identifying the morphological typology of the city's historic fabric is to help us determine the hierarchical order and coherence of the city. The result of this study shows the rapid development of the city, including widening streets, and destruction of the urban form (Main Street and Square). These incidents have led to loss of infrastructure, urban identity, and disorganisation in the urban hierarchy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-71
Number of pages16
JournalArchnet-IJAR
Volume6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

Fingerprint

Iran
typology
Tissue
Widening (transportation arteries)
Communication
city center
incident
building
urban area
communications
data analysis
infrastructure
Antennas
city
communication
Chemical analysis
evaluation
tissue

Keywords

  • Boshrooyeh
  • Hierarchy
  • Morphological typology
  • Urban morphology
  • Urban tissue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Urban Studies

Cite this

Ahmadi, V., Chi-Ani, A. I., Farkisch, H., & Surat, M. (2012). Morphological study of urban hierarchy in Boshrooyeh city of iran. Archnet-IJAR, 6(3), 56-71.

Morphological study of urban hierarchy in Boshrooyeh city of iran. / Ahmadi, Vahid; Chi-Ani, Adi Irfan; Farkisch, Hero; Surat, Mastor.

In: Archnet-IJAR, Vol. 6, No. 3, 11.2012, p. 56-71.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ahmadi, V, Chi-Ani, AI, Farkisch, H & Surat, M 2012, 'Morphological study of urban hierarchy in Boshrooyeh city of iran', Archnet-IJAR, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 56-71.
Ahmadi V, Chi-Ani AI, Farkisch H, Surat M. Morphological study of urban hierarchy in Boshrooyeh city of iran. Archnet-IJAR. 2012 Nov;6(3):56-71.
Ahmadi, Vahid ; Chi-Ani, Adi Irfan ; Farkisch, Hero ; Surat, Mastor. / Morphological study of urban hierarchy in Boshrooyeh city of iran. In: Archnet-IJAR. 2012 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 56-71.
@article{124f5e35927a4c9292f137f74c407486,
title = "Morphological study of urban hierarchy in Boshrooyeh city of iran",
abstract = "City designs in Iran have used the hierarchy principle in all elements of the cities from the components to the whole. The physical cells of tissues in an urban area are clearly related. However, in the development of cities, traces of the network of space communications to the old city centre remain. Instead of composition streets, squares and communication between, the networks contain filled rows with independent buildings. The purpose of this article is to recover the specific relationships between elements of the city and the urban hierarchy with regard to morphological aspects. In this study, urban tissue and typology are used to assess the pattern of urban streets, blocks, squares and islands. The typology of urban tissue based on evaluation of the mentioned patterns is established through field studies, aerial photos and maps of separated lands. We chose the city of Boshrooyeh in eastern Iran as the case study. The historic city core sector has been evaluated in terms of physical characteristics, which provide the morphological typology of the urban tissue. After analysis, data can be investigated in the presence or absence of access hierarchy in different historical periods of the city. The purpose of identifying the morphological typology of the city's historic fabric is to help us determine the hierarchical order and coherence of the city. The result of this study shows the rapid development of the city, including widening streets, and destruction of the urban form (Main Street and Square). These incidents have led to loss of infrastructure, urban identity, and disorganisation in the urban hierarchy.",
keywords = "Boshrooyeh, Hierarchy, Morphological typology, Urban morphology, Urban tissue",
author = "Vahid Ahmadi and Chi-Ani, {Adi Irfan} and Hero Farkisch and Mastor Surat",
year = "2012",
month = "11",
language = "English",
volume = "6",
pages = "56--71",
journal = "Archnet-IJAR",
issn = "2631-6862",
publisher = "ArchNet",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Morphological study of urban hierarchy in Boshrooyeh city of iran

AU - Ahmadi, Vahid

AU - Chi-Ani, Adi Irfan

AU - Farkisch, Hero

AU - Surat, Mastor

PY - 2012/11

Y1 - 2012/11

N2 - City designs in Iran have used the hierarchy principle in all elements of the cities from the components to the whole. The physical cells of tissues in an urban area are clearly related. However, in the development of cities, traces of the network of space communications to the old city centre remain. Instead of composition streets, squares and communication between, the networks contain filled rows with independent buildings. The purpose of this article is to recover the specific relationships between elements of the city and the urban hierarchy with regard to morphological aspects. In this study, urban tissue and typology are used to assess the pattern of urban streets, blocks, squares and islands. The typology of urban tissue based on evaluation of the mentioned patterns is established through field studies, aerial photos and maps of separated lands. We chose the city of Boshrooyeh in eastern Iran as the case study. The historic city core sector has been evaluated in terms of physical characteristics, which provide the morphological typology of the urban tissue. After analysis, data can be investigated in the presence or absence of access hierarchy in different historical periods of the city. The purpose of identifying the morphological typology of the city's historic fabric is to help us determine the hierarchical order and coherence of the city. The result of this study shows the rapid development of the city, including widening streets, and destruction of the urban form (Main Street and Square). These incidents have led to loss of infrastructure, urban identity, and disorganisation in the urban hierarchy.

AB - City designs in Iran have used the hierarchy principle in all elements of the cities from the components to the whole. The physical cells of tissues in an urban area are clearly related. However, in the development of cities, traces of the network of space communications to the old city centre remain. Instead of composition streets, squares and communication between, the networks contain filled rows with independent buildings. The purpose of this article is to recover the specific relationships between elements of the city and the urban hierarchy with regard to morphological aspects. In this study, urban tissue and typology are used to assess the pattern of urban streets, blocks, squares and islands. The typology of urban tissue based on evaluation of the mentioned patterns is established through field studies, aerial photos and maps of separated lands. We chose the city of Boshrooyeh in eastern Iran as the case study. The historic city core sector has been evaluated in terms of physical characteristics, which provide the morphological typology of the urban tissue. After analysis, data can be investigated in the presence or absence of access hierarchy in different historical periods of the city. The purpose of identifying the morphological typology of the city's historic fabric is to help us determine the hierarchical order and coherence of the city. The result of this study shows the rapid development of the city, including widening streets, and destruction of the urban form (Main Street and Square). These incidents have led to loss of infrastructure, urban identity, and disorganisation in the urban hierarchy.

KW - Boshrooyeh

KW - Hierarchy

KW - Morphological typology

KW - Urban morphology

KW - Urban tissue

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84875256356&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84875256356&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 6

SP - 56

EP - 71

JO - Archnet-IJAR

JF - Archnet-IJAR

SN - 2631-6862

IS - 3

ER -