Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning 2020-07-26T05:59:27+00:00 Hussaen A. H. Kahachi Open Journal Systems <p><strong>The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning (IQJAP)</strong>, <strong>ISSN </strong>(Paper:2617-9547 , Online: 2617-9555), abbreviated as&nbsp;<strong> <em>IRAQI J. ARCHIT PLANN</em></strong>, is a biannually published applied/natural science peer-reviewed journal with interdisciplinary activity&nbsp; published by the <a title="University of Technology, Baghdad" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>University of Technology, Baghdad</strong></a> and managed by the <a title="Department of Architectural Engineering" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Department of Architectural Engineering</strong></a>. The journal has been publishing since 2001 with the aim of making significant contributions to applied research and knowledge across the globe, especially Iraq and the Middle East, through publication of original, high-quality research articles in the following fields:</p> <ul> <li class="show">Architectural Engineering</li> <li class="show">Architectural History</li> <li class="show">Environmental and Sustainable Design</li> <li class="show">General Architecture: Design, Theory, Methods</li> <li class="show">Historic Preservation and Conservation</li> <li class="show">Interior Architecture</li> <li class="show">Industrial Design</li> <li class="show">Landscape Architecture</li> <li class="show">Urban Design</li> <li class="show">Urban and Regional Planning</li> </ul> <p>The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning publishes Arabic and English research articles, review articles, conference papers, and perspective/commentary articles, thereby providing a forum for reports and discussions on innovative perspectives in science. All submitted papers are subjected to strict double blind peer reviewing process. The Journal is committed to publishing manuscripts via a rapid, impartial, and rigorous review process. Once accepted, manuscripts are granted free online open-access immediately upon publication, which permits its users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts, thus facilitating access to a broad readership.</p> Physical Revitalization of the Historical Paths: An Analytical Study for Urban Connectivity property and Mechanisms of Physical Revitalization 2020-07-26T05:59:27+00:00 Rawan Adel Khalaf Sana Sati Abbas <p>&nbsp;</p> <table width="621"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="16"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> <td width="441"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The historical paths&nbsp; suffer from neglect for a long time as a result of inappropriate interventions and the loss of public spaces, which led to their deterioration and the loss of their urban value, The research problem was "The cognitive&nbsp; need to clarify the physical revitalization as a type of sustainable revitalization patterns and the possibility of its&nbsp; application to avoid urban neglect of historical paths" . Therefore, the aim of the research is to built a theoretical framework on urban connectivity property and relationship with mechanisms the physical revitalization .The research hypothesis is that "The mechanisms of physical revitalization have a role in strengthen the structural and spatial connectivity of historical paths". The research adopted the descriptive analytical method in describing and analyzing an elected local sample (Suq-Al- Safafer paths). The research found that Structural and spatial connectivity contributes to the treatment of the urban of historical paths, strengthened by the mechanisms of physical revitalization (conservation, rehabilitation, removal and reconstruction) . The research confirmed that physical revitalization if invested in a correct and sustainable way can lead to the activation of those paths.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2020-07-25T11:27:17+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Rawan Adel Khalaf, Sana Sati Abbas The Role of Third Place in Revitalizing the Interior Spaces of the Academic Libraries through the Concept of Identity 2020-04-29T05:05:27+00:00 Israa Al Jailawi Shamael Al dabbagh <p>With the rapid prevailing of electronic information resources and services, the traditional academic libraries are being declined and gradually deserted. Recent studies highlighted this issue as one of the challenges of the digital era. Responding to this issue, this paper introduces the idea of revitalizing academic libraries through the concept of "Third place" based on the possibility of providing traditional libraries with new interior spaces wherein students, scholars, and faculty can learn and socialize as well as cooperate, without stress. Based on the literature reviewed, there are several factors through which it is possible to enhance the interior spaces to attract more users to traditional academic libraries and make them more vital. This paper discusses the possibility of revitalizing traditional libraries by activating the role of the "Third Place" identity in their interior design. To activate the concept of "Third Place" in local academic libraries that lack such active spaces, this work focuses, in particular, on the academic library of the University of Technology as a major case study, three student proposals are included in this paper. Indeed,</p> 2020-04-28T17:09:45+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Israa Al Jailawi, Shamael Al dabbagh Emergence of Water Sensitive Design: 2020-04-29T05:05:27+00:00 Ayasha Siddiqua <p><em>Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, once had lowlands on both west and east periphery. The west periphery has already taken up by urbanization after constructing the flood embankment and in the eastern periphery it is on process of disappearing very fast. City is now expanding to this area which requires mandatory to keep open and low to take water from city for flooding alleviation. Lack of physical planning is very evident here which causes great degradation of the flooding and water logging situation of the city. At present master planning of the city following subdivision of land and provide little attention about water problem when zoning. Dhaka city was once gifted with rich system of water bodies and lowlands. Vast lowlands in both sides helped rivers to spread over wider area so the depth of flooding could remain low and contribute to balance water level by storing water before discharge into rivers. But, city is expanding drastically by grabbing all the least open areas in and around, and worsening the flooding scenario unbearable. Keeping these issues in mind this paper tried to understand the water system for the city, reasons for water (flooding, water logging) problems, role of eastern lowlands to control city's flooding situation. Finally, some innovative design strategies have been suggested for upcoming unavoidable development by understanding the water system and checking flood problem eventually ensuring environmental quality.</em></p> 2020-04-28T17:00:22+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Ayasha Siddiqua Sustainability Systems in Architecture 2020-02-11T08:28:15+00:00 Tuqa Mahmood Hameed Abdullah Saadoon Salman Almaamouri <p>The research deals with the concept of sustainable systems as one of the influential concepts in the process of architectural design, as it is defined as "the integration of natural systems with human patterns according to a multi-dimensional design approach to give continuity and exclusivity to the product". The research aims to clarify the strategy of sustainable architecture systems as well as their principles and dimensions. In order to address the research issue and achieve the objectives of the research and to verify its hypothesis, a knowledge framework was first built, then a comprehensive theoretical framework for sustainable architecture systems. Sustainable architectural systems, then an exploratory study assessing the quality level, and finally reached a set of conclusions that provided for a correlation between the duality of "architecture systems and sustainability systems", and in terms of: "engineering, and functional"; Its philosophy lies in its simulation of natural systems, both formally and practically.</p> 2020-01-28T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Tuqa Mahmood Hameed, Abdullah Saadoon Salman Almaamouri Abstraction the architectural heritage of contemporary local architecture 2020-07-17T15:01:46+00:00 Sura Kassim Ameen Ibrahim Jawad Kadhim Ali Musa Hussein <p>Abstraction is used in architectural and interior design and is based on abstraction with formal values, taking into account the functional aspect of architecture. Architectural heritage represents the cultural value that directly affects successive generations, and embodies cultural values to reflect the social, economic and political aspect that contributes to the advancement of human civilization, and architectural heritage is the basis of architectural thought in societies that have unity. Cultural. He found that the concept of the philosophy of abstraction has multiple views, whether Western and local and dependent on the nature of cultural, social and environmental thought, and for this the aim of the research was to activate the role of the philosophy of abstraction in the formal formations of both the vocabulary of heritage architecture and contemporary architecture by architectural elements, Analysis of international, Arab and local architectural productions, to reach a conscious understanding of the philosophy and thought of abstraction in contemporary heritage architecture, and its spiritual values to reach the essence of things.</p> 2020-01-28T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Sura Kassim Ameen, Ibrahim Jawad Al-yusif, Ali Musa Hussein