WIT Press


Investigating The Sustainable Fabric Of The Historical City Of Marvast

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP110271

Volume

150

Pages

13

Page Range

315 - 327

Published

2011

Size

6982 kb

Author(s)

M. Mangeli, M. Mangeli & A. Sattaripour

Abstract

Considering the importance of the conservation and restoration of historical places this study aims to investigate the general urbanism and the sustainable features of Marvast fabric in order to achieve a sustainable development procedure. This case study was conducted as a field study by using previous studies, interviewing different people, taking photographs, collecting related information from the real place, and processing the collected information. The whole fabric of Marvast was examined in terms of its sustainable development, the influential factors in its formation and its historical structure. Geomorphology, water resources and the way to access them, and continental elements are the factors that have influenced the formation of Marvast. The only way for appropriate reconstruction of Marvast is the restoration of its sustainable economy along with repairing the residential and other culturally valuable buildings in a new form. Organizing Marvast fabric requires addressing its fabric-related problems with the minimum interventions. Continuing architectural studies and updating the designs based on the latest studies are also recommended. Keywords: Marvast, sustainable desert architecture, urbanism, sustainable fabric, eco architecture, sustainable development, historic fabric, evolution path, skeletal knowledge. 1 Introduction The historical city of Marvast is one of the oldest cities of Yazd Province in Iran and because of being located next to the Marvast Desert has desert architecture and urban design features. The central part of Marvast is established at the

Keywords

Marvast, sustainable desert architecture, urbanism, sustainablefabric, eco architecture, sustainable development, historic fabric, evolution path,skeletal knowledge.