Study of Sustainable Settlements of Hawraman, Kurdistan, and Its Sustainable Approaches to Design of a Residential Complex in Mosha Touristic Village, Iran

Seidawan Hosseini, Soran Shangapour


Scholars are increasingly interested in investigating vernacular settlements to discover how they have been sustainable over time and find those utilized strategies which can be utilitarian for the present. Villages of Hawraman, are hitherto uninvestigated settlements in a mountainous region of Kurdistan. Considering their special sustainable characteristics plus climatic similarities of Hawraman region with the site of our project, a residential complex in Mosha touristic village, we studied extensively on these vernacular settlements. At first, through survey method in a descriptive - analytic way we extracted their sustainable characteristics in fields of environmental, economic and social issues. Second, we designed our practical project based on our inspirations from extracted features. At the end, we indicated our project’s environmental sustainable advantages rather than surrounding complexes via comparing the rate of energy consumption. In addition, by measuring the degree of social interactions, Social sustainable advantages of our project have been proved.

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