Spatial and Visual configurational properties of Traditional Bath Buildings in Islamic cities


AbstractRecently, researches focused upon traditional public bath buildings (Hammams) in Islamic cities, aiming maintenance and rehabilitation of those buildings that faced negligence due to function miss. Hammam buildings historically had possessed significant social and environmental role, as well as distinguishing them as a unique Architectural type. The literature review showed lack of concentration upon syntactical properties of the spatial and visual configuration of Hammam buildings.Accordingly, this paper aims to describe these properties. To attain this, comparative analysis methodology has been adopted between local Baths, and those of other cultures. A number of findings were obtained, explaining spatial and visual properties of Islamic traditional public baths.Key words: Traditinal Bath, Spatial configuration, Visibility graph