Design of Urban Block

  • Mahmoud TavassoliEmail author
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


Today design of urban block as the basic element of urban fabric is getting more and more important. In this chapter, in which its method is mainly based on local field studies in Iran and Berlin, I will try in brief to describe and analyze the production of urban blocks. The study discusses morphologically four types of urban blocks in Iran from distant past to the present, considering the influence of West, after modernism, and policy for the future. It also discusses an experience of Berlin renewing urban block and the integration of three existing buildings and the independence of the new buildings.


Urban block Basic forms Past present future Global and local experience 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TehranTehranIran

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