Title of article :
Explaining the Concept of Flexibility in Urban Spaces
Ardeshiri, Mahyar Department of Art and Architecture - Beyza Branch, Islamic Azad University, Beyza , Esteghlal, Ahmad Department of Art and Architecture - Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran , Etesam, Iraj Department of Art and Architecture - Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran
Nowadays, comprehending urban spaces and the appropriate design of space is a way toward meeting the diversified needs of each citizen. Among this, attention to the flexibility principle as a dynamic of qualified urban space creation can facilitate spaces to provide multiple opportunities for the general public. Accordingly, this study attempts to address the concept of flexibility and realization of it in urban spacing. In order to achieve flexibility in urban space, a new pattern is presented. It is notable that achieving the space at first needs prerequisites including permeability, adaptability, legibility followed by body requisites such as positive outdoor spaces, spaces with multimodal behavioural patterns, multiuse buildings, active frontages and fine amenities. These include constructive elements like activity, place and people. Through preparing such elements, flexibility can emerge in urban spaces into three classes; versatility, convertibility and expansibility at micro and macro scales.
Flexibility , Urban space , Versatility , Convertibility , Expansibility
Journal title :
International Journal of Applied Arts Studies (IJAPAS)