Analysis and Assessment of Selected Iranian Contemporary Buildings by Well-Building Criteria

Shahram Salimi Sotoudeh (Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Shoushtar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shoushtar, Iran)

Article ID: 4871


Aims: Pandemics have brought about new conditions to today’s life and designing well-buildings is now a priority. However, having a peek at the prior studies reveals that the most important issue in this area is the disharmony among the different elements of well-buildings. The main objective of this article is addressing the complexities of studying all requirements of such buildings. Methods: The main means of undertaking this research are case studies, indeed. First, the ten selected cases will be analyzed by means of the theoretical framework of this research. Then, the results shall be discussed based upon the fundamental design theory, and finally practical resolutions will be suggested. Findings: Seven fundamental elements including Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort, and Mind are all simply achievable separately; however, an analysis of the case studies has revealed that gathering them all together would not be an easy task to undertake. Conclusions: This study has revealed that the problem of mingling and uniting these seven principal elements is serious and it is rather difficult to put together such elements, simultaneously. Finally, design approach to the very principles is the most important suggestion of this study since it is clear that in the world of architecture, unification is of high importance. Therefore, the secret to the beauty of healthy architecture is the unification of design of all the elements


Well AP, Sustainability, Beauty design, LEED AP.

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