Volume 32 (2022)
Volume 31 (2021)
Volume 30 (2021)
Volume 29 (2019)
Volume 28 (2018)
Volume 27 (2017)
Volume 26 (2016)
Volume 25 (2015)
Volume 24 (2014)
Volume 23 (2013)
Volume 22 (2012)
Volume 21 (2011)
Volume 20 (2010)
Volume 19 (2010)
Volume 18 (2010)
Volume 17 (2008)
Volume 16 (2007)
Volume 15 (2005)
Volume 14 (2004)
Volume 13 (2003)
Volume 12 (2002)
Volume 8 (1998)
Volume 7 (1997)
Volume 6 (1997)
Volume 4 (1995)
Volume 5 (1994)
Volume 3 (1993)
Volume 2 (1992)
Volume 1 (1990)

Soffeh is the specialist publication of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University. First published in summer 1990, it is recognised as a scientific-research grade publication by the MSRT. Initiated as a biannual, it is currently published quarterly since the beginning of its third decade. It studies the past and present architecture and urbanism, nationally and worldwide, and has been a reference for scholars interested in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, project and construction management, post-disaster reconstruction, restoration and historical studies of architecture. The journal has been available and indexed in an electronic format for quite a few years now. We are also honoured to be awarded the title ‘the best art publication’ in the fourth High-Profile Researchers’ Festival, and looking forward to further future achievements.

Soffeh also a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

All submitted manuscripts are checked for similarity through a trustworthy software named SAMIMNOOR to be assured about its originality and then rigorously peer-reviewed by the international reviewers. 

Soffeh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY)

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Original Article Architecture
From Corporeality to Embodiment Rethinking the Role of Body in the Transformation of Architectural Theories in the West

SeyedehSaeideh Hosseini Zadeh Mehrjardy; Hamid Mirjani; Hamid Nadimi

Volume 33, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 5-24


  In the past three decades new cognitive sciences viewpoints have highlighted the influential role of the body in cognitive processes; a role long neglected by the dominance of mind-body dualism in cognitive and intellectual domains such as architectural thought, despite the seminal role of the body for ...  Read More

Original Article Architecture
The Interactions of Cultural and Climatic Influences in Architectural Forms in Historical Qajar Houses in "Cold" and "Hot and Dry" Climates

Mohammed Reza Namdari; Ali Mash’hadi; Aila Sinai

Volume 33, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 25-42


  The physicality of historical houses in Iran have always been affected by various factors of their context, e.g., cultural factors, religious beliefs, rituals, religious approaches, social security and climate comfort, all of which affecting the quality of indoor spaces and formal characteristics in ...  Read More

Original Article Architecture
An Evaluation of the Effects of Shade on Open Space Thermal Comfort, and Establishing Thermal Comfort Zone

Shahrzad Taleb Safa; Masoud Taheri Shahraini; Xiaoshan Yang; Mohammad Reza Rabiei

Volume 33, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 43-59


  The rapid growth of urbanisation in contemporary era has increased the human need for open space. One of the most important principles of open space design is to pay attention to thermal comfort in order to improve the quality of space and satisfy users. Numerous factors affect the thermal comfort quality ...  Read More

Original Article Architecture
A Systematic Review of Fire Evacuation Modeling in Buildings and Defining the Framework of Safe Architecture Design for Egress

Atefeh Omidkhah; Mohammad Reza Bemanian; Mohammad Reza Hafezi

Volume 33, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 61-78


  Evacuation modelling is a tool for measuring the performance of building design for safe evacuation of occupants during emergencies such as fires. The first evacuation modelling efforts date back to the mid-70s. To date, a wide range of evacuation models have been developed, with numerous problems having ...  Read More

Original Article Urban Planning
The Role of Public Spaces within the Neighbourhood in the Improvement of Community Participation: The Case of Kooy-e Nasr District, Tehran

Mohammad Mehdi Azizi; Reza Pircar

Volume 33, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 79-98


  Public spaces play a key role in citizens’ participation in improving the urban environment. There are a series of factors and criteria including social interactions, environmental health, identity and the sense of belonging, safety and security, public trust, prosperity and local economic development, ...  Read More

Original Article Architectural Studies
Nasserieh Street, A New Communication Venue for the King and His People in the Nasseri Period

Mohammad Hasan Khadem Zadeh; Yasaman Gholami

Volume 33, Issue 3 , September 2023, Pages 99-110


  The Qajari Tehran was the capital and the foremost centre for important state ceremonies: opportunities for the general public to attend the king's presence on various national, religious, and other occasions, which included celebrations, mourning, Nowruz rituals, farewell ceremonies or welcoming the ...  Read More

Digital Twin: A Step Towards Smart Cities in Urban Planning, Design and Management

Farshad Shariatpour; Mostafa Behzadfar

Volume 32, Issue 4 , December 2022, , Pages 93-106


  The city of Tehran will face various challenges in the coming years due to population growth and increasing complexity, making the tasks of urban management more complex. Most of the tools and methods available in the field of urbanism are based on static approaches and involve a limited number of stakeholders ...  Read More

Explaining the Concept of Urbanisation based on the Distinction between the City and the Urban

Amir Fathi Farzaneh; Mohammad Hossein Sharifzadegan

Volume 31, Issue 4 , December 2021, , Pages 49-62


  Globally, the urban condition has fundamentally changed, resulting in the emergence of new urban spaces influenced by new modes of urbanisation. Discussing urbanisation or cities, assumptions arise about the nature of cities and urbanisation. Most urbanisation discourse have been city-cantered, as they ...  Read More

Formalism in Architecture and its Relation with the Concept of Form

Mona Bolouri Bazzaz; Alireza Mostaghni

Volume 29, Issue 4 , December 2019, , Pages 5-18


  The concept of "form" is among the most important concepts in the present-day architectural discourse. There is also a thought and an approach called formalism in architecture, which basically focuses on the form of the work in the absence of functional, social, and other considerations. Form is the ...  Read More

Form as Affordance: The Theoretical Basis and Conceptual Framework for the Meaning of Architecture

samira adeli; Hadi nadimi

Volume 32, Issue 1 , April 2022, , Pages 21-40


  Widely interpreted through different architectural discourses, form has emerged as a dynamic and slippery concept. Aiming at a rethinking of the concept in contemporary architectural discourse, the present paper explains theoretical bases and conceptual framework of considering form as an affordance. ...  Read More

"Fotovvat - Nameh," The letter of Generosity

Ali Akbar Khan - Mohammadi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , June 1992, , Pages 10-15

  The book of chiverly, or as stated before, "the letter of Generosity" is a number of practical and obsessional codes which all professions have not only relied upon, but have also set their relations with each other and—other members of the society as well.Of such letters, is the "Generosity letter ...  Read More

علمی - پژوهشی
A Survey on application of grounded theory methods to understand properties of subject, in architectural education (case study: understanding "Eivan")

elham Bakhtiari manesh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 May 2021


  This research is about the use of grounded theory methods in Cognition phase of design process in architectural courses. These methods are designed to help the qualitative researchers to understand properties and dimentions of a research subject but they can also be applied to help the designers to understand ...  Read More

علمی - پژوهشی
Optimizing the Responsive Form for Post - Disaster Temporary Shelter in a Cold Climate

Ghazaleh Abbasian; Niloufar Nikghadam; Mahmood Hosseini

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 December 2021


  Millions of people yearly become homeless due to natural disasters. Different natural disasters can cause severe consequences in which people get displaced. Therefore, a suitable shelter should be provided as soon as possible. Iran is always susceptible to accidents such as earthquake and flood because ...  Read More

علمی - پژوهشی
Developing educational considerations for student’s emotional requirements in the architectural design education process

Masoumeh Ahmadi; parisa hashempour; Maziar Asefi; Hamid Nadimi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 December 2021


  The architecture student encounters extensive emotional requirements in this process due to the experience of complex interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships and many emotions during training in the design studio. How to respond to these requirements that relate to people's emotional intelligence, ...  Read More

علمی - پژوهشی
Architectural aspects of color, based on the fate of color during architectural history

Athena Joshaghani; Zoheir Mottaki; Hamid Nadimi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 14 February 2022


  In most of today's living spaces, the dominant tendency of ideas about color indicates a kind of ignorance and rejection. The result of this tendency has been the creation of colorless neutral or unbalanced colored spaces. While our living experiences of built spaces as well as historical evidence prove ...  Read More

علمی - پژوهشی Reconstruction
Investigating The Role of Housing Reconstruction in Healing of Traumatic Consequences, Case Study: The 2003 Bam Earthquake

saeedeh asadi; Ali Sharghi; زهیر متکی; bahram salehsedghpour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2023


  The earthquakes occurrence as a place-based and destructive phenomenon leads to stressful experiences, different perceptions and a wide range of traumatic consequences for survivors, which are accompanied by profound changes in the cognitive network and emotional bonds to housing as a safe haven. The ...  Read More

Original Article Architectural Studies
The Architecture of Al-Askari Shrine in 18th Century Based on Niebuhr’s Pilgrimage Scroll

Omid Shams

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2023


  Al-Askari Shrine is one of the four Shiite shrines in Iraq. Among past centuries, Iranians played a significant role in the development and conservation of this shrine. In recent decades, this shrine has been modified physically and spiritually, and its historical and religious values, especially those ...  Read More

علمی - پژوهشی Architecture
Meaningful Learning of Structures in Architectural Design Geometric Understanding and Implementation of Structural Knowledge in Architectural Design Based on of Revised Bloom's Taxonomy

fouzieh zeinali; nariman farahza; Mohammad Reza Hafezy

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2023


  one of the important goals of structural education in the field of architectural engineering is the implementation of structural knowledge in the process of architectural design according to improve the quality and efficiency of architectural designs. Achieving this goal requires educational planning ...  Read More

علمی - پژوهشی Reconstruction
Integrated analysis of rural renewal plan by DPSIR method in Iran

Mohsen Sartipipur; سحر ندایی طوسی; sima saadat shoorak hai

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2023


  Assessment and planning of rural housing is a complex issue due to its multi-functional bio-subsistence nature. The variable tendencies of the villagers from the housing over time as well as non-participatory, positivist, and top-down approaches of the housing development programs have increased its ...  Read More

علمی - پژوهشی
Evaluate the Adaptive Reuse of Abandoned Buildings

Hanieh Ahmadi Joshaghani; Mohammad Reza Hafezi; Behrouz MohammadKari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2023


  Controlling the contaminants caused by the building industry is one of the most important concerns in the last decade. Building like any other product, is the result of the consumption of raw materials and renewable and nonrenewable energy, and increasing the construction especially in the developing ...  Read More

Original Article Architecture
The Influential Factors on the Enhancement of Social Interaction in Socially Mixed Housing (Case study: The residential complex of Kavir Neighborhood in Yazd)

Parnia Azini; Seyed-Abbas Yazdanfar; Saeid Norouzian-Maleki

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2023


  Since the late 20th century, novel policies of urban design in developed countries have altered toward the implementation of social mix policies and the development of mixed-income housing, aiming to address problems associated with the concentration of disadvantaged people in social housing such as ...  Read More

علمی - پژوهشی Architectural Studies
Architecture as the Mediator of Human Perfection: A Survey on the Nature of the Relationship between Human and Architecture Based on Mohammad Hossein Tabatabai’s Philosophy

Mohammad Gholamali Fallah

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2023


  The thousands of years of history of architecture make it clear that there are relationships between human and architecture. Today, influenced by the prevailing understanding of architecture, we take this relationship for granted; But our current understanding of architecture has obscured the hidden ...  Read More

Original Article Urban Design
Toward Selecting the Titles of Theses in Department of Architecture and Urbanism Emerging the Supervisors’ Experiences :A Grounded Theory Study

Azadeh Lak; Pantea Hakimian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2023


  Master’s thesis is the main research activity in the master’s degree courses; hence the thesis preparation process, particularity the topic selection step, is of great significance. A literature review reveals a lack of adequate research on master’s theses in the fields of architecture ...  Read More

علمی - پژوهشی Architecture
force flow and initial form matching in free forms by changing the loading pattern of funicular forms

Amir Rezaian; mohammad reza Hafezi; mohammad Tahsildooost

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2023


  One of the problems that shell designers face in their design procedure is flow of force in free form shell. In this article a method is suggested by which via changing the loading pattern and the optimization process a closest match to original free form with well-defined flow interior force is obtained. ...  Read More

علمی - پژوهشی Architecture
Explanation of the conceptual model of architecture education based on the professional competence of architecture graduates

ramin rostami; hassan sajadzadeh; saied haghighi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 October 2023


  The biggest goal of education is to prepare students to enter the profession, and finding the right way of education can be the most important success of the country's education system. When an architecture graduate faces his first work experience, the shortcomings of architecture education in the university ...  Read More

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