Evaluate the role of social value in the formation of the architectural structure of Qajar houses in the context of the urban fabric

Document Type : Case Study


Department of architecture, Faculty of art, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran


By Considering the identity crisis resulting from the production of industrial and modern housing in the contemporary era and the existence of social problems caused by the lack of identity of neighborhoods and biological complexes in the settlements, the investigation of the social structure of the houses of the Qajar period as examples in the context of cities It can be of great help in analyzing these issues. This research has a descriptive-analytical view, which is purposed at development and application. The method of collecting information is the library and survey, and in addition to that, direct observation, reliable sources, and maps have also been used. First, after analyzing the theoretical foundations as well as the history of the research, factors were extracted as the results of the research framework and presented as the final indicators proposed in the form of a model using the Delphi method. The findings of the indexes to investigate social values in the formation of the architecture of Qajar period houses were evaluated and scored using graphical analysis in each index. The findings show that the indicators of geometry, centrality, and privacy have the biggest impact, and taking into account the numerical score of the Meshkian house, with a score of 4.33, it has the highest level of social influence in the formation of its architecture. In future research, by comparing the Qajar and Pahlavi periods, these indicators can be expanded and their internal relationships can also be investigated.


Volume 4, Issue 2 - Serial Number 2
March 2022
Pages 262-274
  • Receive Date: 01 August 2022
  • Revise Date: 05 November 2022
  • Accept Date: 25 December 2022
  • First Publish Date: 25 December 2022