Reflections on Open Spaces in a Residential Complex


  • Sepide Saiedlue
  • Seyed Bagher Hosseini
  • Seyed Abbas Yazdanfar
  • Saeed Norouzian Maleki



From the early 50s onwards the major Iranian cities were subject to a massive immigration. The immediate solution to this crisis was to build a residential complex in the less populated areas. After few decades of accommodation, while having limited open space, this policy created physical, functional, semantic, environmental, and social problems. Today, the challenge confronted the designers and architectures are to improve the quality of both open spaces and living condition of the inhabitances while at the same time compete in the housing market with a limited budget for their expenditures.

2398-4295 © 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK.. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: residential complex open space, open space factors, FANP


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How to Cite

Saiedlue, S., Hosseini, S. B., Yazdanfar, S. A., & Maleki, S. N. (2016). Reflections on Open Spaces in a Residential Complex. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 1(4), 25–32.