Explaining Principles of Symmetric Renovation in Deteriorated Urban Fabrics

Document Type : Research Article




Balance and equilibrium are the necessities of a sustainable system. When balance in deteriorated textures and
among indices of “the average balance in a city” is impaired due to a disconnection or disorder in networks,
flows and interconnections, it will intensify imbalance, and so lead to disturbance in the sustainable order of these
urban textures. The balanced renovation theory as a local theory tries to present an efficient and creative model.
This research is an attempt to establish a balanced path through studying, recognition and realization of effective
elements. This method expresses relations between variables and the renovation process. To achieve this theory,
the author tried to move mutually from “subjective” elements to the “objective” ones, in order to prove the
hypothesis by using an inductive and deductive approach.
The balanced renovation theory tries to redefine balance in the deteriorated fabrics renovation system using
the six following intellects “normative-strategic”, “practical-native”, “social-economic”, “procedural-content”,
“explanatory-descriptive”, and “scientific-scientific”, and presents the studies, analysis, and to explain and
introduce the principles of balanced renovation. The findings of studies has considered a framework for the
balance between successive dichotomies and elements of the thematic networks in urban textures and the balance
of the entire system networks consists of four principles: Balance (as the stem cells of renovation), avoidance
of complexity (among the complex and multifaceted elements of modernization), succession of dichotomies
(as the smallest unit of detection, identification and assessment of balance) and internal and external interaction
(establishment of networks’ continuous interactions and the entire system with each other) has been obtained.


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