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Evaluating the Impact of Qualitative Elements of Space on Social Aspects of Sustainability

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch, TEHRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (10), Pages 84-88, October,2 (2014)


In recent years, after the subsidence of the styles which had been popular during the post-modernism in recent decades, attention to human oriented architecture as a product that must be responsive to the human needs in different aspects, leaded to the formation of attitudes which are known as social attitudes. These approaches beside the sustainable architecture attitude, can lead to a new approach called social sustainability. In architecture sustainability can be divided into two categories in architecture. Environmental sustainability, which is also named as climatic sustainability, deals with the stability of the building's body and consumption optimization of materials and energy. And non- environmental sustainability which is mentioned as social sustainability, deals with improvement of the quality and stabilization of the events that are going on within the body of the building in architecture. Sustainable design can be defined socially as: designing an appropriate space to accommodate culture, behaviors and lifestyle of people. By enhancing the space quality it will also increase the quality of life which will contribute to sustaining the space. To increase the range of social stability period it is possible to utilize solutions which make the space flexible. Thus it can be expected that mentioned space could respond to the changes in behavior pattern in future.


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