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(a). Interior space Definition (b). Exterior Space Definition. ANIMATION ACADEMY Jornal 2010, SPACE & ARCHITECTURE  

(a). Interior space Definition (b). Exterior Space Definition. ANIMATION ACADEMY Jornal 2010, SPACE & ARCHITECTURE  

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Space configuration and space syntax as vital points of architectural theory have various influences in space designing processes through social, cultural, and environmental meaning from the past till now between vernacular building and architecture. In this regard, according to evaluation of built spaces and organization improvement, the meaning o...

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... in aesthetic buildings, the different shapes are gathering to make an aesthetic function. There are some beneficial factors in forms that should be considered: Size, Texture, Shape, Orientation, and Position, (Figure 1 ...
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... order to reduce the area affected by the solar radiation, compact forms are chosen. Shady areas can be obtained by arranging those forms of courtyards with the help of plants and water, (Hajynzhad, etal, 2011). ...
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... lifestyles and changes in late modern structure due to reflectivity of two other nodes given a license and caused by the contemporary social life openness and multiplicity of actions and resources of, choices of lifestyle is exceedingly important to make personal identity (Research Sociology of Women,2011), (Hajynzhad, etal, 2011). ...

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