The Sustainability of Persian Gardens in Arid Regions: A Comparative Study: Case Studies: Gardens of Yazd and Kashan, Iran

By Honey Fadaie and Seyed Majid Mofidi.

Published by The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design

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This paper is a comparative study on the sustainability of two Persian gardens located on the arid central plateau of Iran. The authors observe sustainability in many elements of traditional Iranian architecture and landscape architecture and describe how these methods of design have responded to climate problems over many centuries. Today, a major contributing factor to increased pollution in Iran is the usage of non-standard, unsustainable models in architecture and urban open spaces. For that reason, sustainable design is very important to the future of Iranian cities. By analyzing the sustainable and climatic features of the selected case studies, Fin Garden in Kashan and Dolatabad Garden in Yazd, this paper identifies ways to create green space for sustainable landscaping in similar climates. At the conclusion, the authors present guidelines and recommendations for sustainable landscape design.

Keywords: Sustainable Landscape, Arid Regions, Persian Garden, Yazd, Iran, Kashan, Iran

The International Journal of Architectonic, Spatial, and Environmental Design, Volume 7, Issue 3, April 2014, pp.45-56. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 11, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 687.277KB)).

Honey Fadaie

Ph.D Candidate, Department of Art and Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Fadaie is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art and Architecture in the Science and Research Branch at the Islamic Azad University in Tehran, Iran, where she has been a lecturer and faculty member since 2008. Her Ph.D. thesis is “Gardens of Iran in Arid Regions from Sustainable View.”

Dr. Seyed Majid Mofidi

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of)