Iranian Traditional Bathhouse:Relationship between mental health and geometric features


  • Sima Mansoori
  • Mohsen Faizi
  • Farhang Mozaffar
  • Bahram Saleh Sedgh Pour



To develop health, it is necessary to pay attention to different dimensions of social settings, abilities, and affordance. Behavioral bathhouses compared to the modern day bathrooms are different regarding meanings, function, and properties. The research method in this paper is qualitative using the Grounded Theory methodology. The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between the mental health of users and the geometric features (shape & form) of Iranian bathhouses. In conclusion, the research finding revealed that the geometric features of traditional bathhouse of Iran made the different dimensions of mental health.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Bathhouse; bathroom; geometric shapes; healing


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How to Cite

Mansoori, S., Faizi, M., Mozaffar, F., & Sedgh Pour, B. S. (2016). Iranian Traditional Bathhouse:Relationship between mental health and geometric features. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(1), 152-160.