Form & Structure of urban Housing in Duhok City


  • LAYLA M. RASWOL College of Engineering, Department of Architectural Engineering, Nawroz University, Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq





This Research is an attempt to describe the existing urban form and structure of the residential area in Duhok city as an example for other cities in Iraqi Kurdistan Region. The research will study and analyze the spatial characteristic and typologies of urban housing and the transformation of its form and structure. The aim of the research is to identity the main urban form elements and livability of city neighborhoods to provide guidelines related to the future housing development. To achieve research objectives the research used “Qualitative” Methods to study and analyze the urban patterns of Duhoks neighborhoods, identify their typologies, layouts and design concepts. The Residential area in the city will be studied and analyzed by assessing settlements that represent the different residential typologies in Duhok City based on the rate and date of the development. On the other hand, the analysis of the urban patterns: the alignment and types of housing building, streets and open spaces, provide overlooking in the very detailed physical pattern of urban housing on higher scale. The main means for collecting the Data are: Observing and reviewing the maps, plans and documents from local government institutions.  The results of the research identify challenges and opportunities facing future neighborhood development and provide guidelines for improving the efficiency of housing environment in the city.


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How to Cite

RASWOL, L. M. (2017). Form & Structure of urban Housing in Duhok City. Academic Journal of Nawroz University, 6(3), 95–100.