In collaboration with Payame Noor University and Iranian Association For Environmental Assessment (IAEA)

Document Type : Science - Research


1 PhD Student of Urban Design Department of Urbanism, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Art, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch.


The purpose of this study is to develop a design guide for executives in the field of urban regeneration based on the theory of living structure of Christopher Alexander. Hakmabad is one of the traditional neighborhoods in thenorthwest of Tabriz. It has been weakened and needs to be regenerated . Descriptive-analytical method based on qualitative approach, by explaining the concepts of living structure theory, research indicators are extracted, and according to the research strategy, which is a case study, the development and evaluation of indicators extracted in the case study sample, ie. The center of Hakmabad neighborhood was studied. A different approach of this research compared to previous researches is that the present article seeks to develop the principles of living structure theory as design solutions in the field of revitalization of traditional neighborhoods which has not been the subject of research so far.The results indicate the successful of fifteen principles of the living structural theory, namely levels of scale, strong centers, boundaries, alternating repetition, positive space, good shape, local symmetries, deep interlock and ambiguity, contrast, gradients, roughness, echoes, the void, simplicity and inner calm, and not-separateness, in strengthening the quality of life in the center of the neighborhood.


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