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Urban Housing Redevelopment

Research Open House 2020

Niyousha Zaribaf, M.Arch ’21
School of Architecture

Deteriorated areas in cities sometimes have value, whether social, climatic, geographical, cultural, historical, which cannot be disregarded in designing around them. Urban Housing Redevelopment asks which design strategies should be considered toward housing in these areas? The Koushk sub-neighborhood in Tehran (part of the Lalehzar neighborhood) serves as a case study with in-depth interviews of thirty residents of Koushk. Attempts were also made to understand behaviors and needs related to residential buildings. Software programs were used to find principles and patterns of pedestrian movement, as well as sight view based on the current network from the buildings’ origin.