Relevance the architectural formation with the properties place

Muthanna Journal of Engineering and Technology

Volume (7), Issue (1), Year (30 June 2019), Pages (23-33)


Research Article By:

Hamid Ali Abed Almousawi and Dr. Mustafa kamil Alkhafaji

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The relevance is a strategy to express the privacy of the place، and that architecture uses shapes to reflect the objectives of the building. Activating the distinctive role of the architecture that associated with the site which includes the physical space، shape and place’s space during the global challenges of attempts to obliterate the environmental, historical and cultural differences، which necessitated the balance between man and the environment. Therefore, the research’s problem was to identify as “a lack of knowledge about the effect of place specificity on the architectural structure”. The objective of the research was to highlight the construction of a theoretical framework that helps designers to produce relevance ally of the buildings. The research hypothesis is based on the descriptive analysis approach in constructing a cognitive framework for the concept of formal relevance and extracting the most important vocabulary and special indicators, then applying them within the study. The study concluded by analyzing a group of local historical buildings in the city of Baghdad. The study concludes with “building a model that demonstrates the effect of place’s characteristics on architectural formation and its relation to place”. The results of the analysis showed that formal relevance contributes to the development and growth of the building’s integration with the environment surround it.

Keywords: Visual perception, formal relevance, privacy of place.

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