The architectural aspects of residential complexes are of the important and effective variables in urban structure. The formation of these dimensions reflects some social, economic, political and environmental conditions. To neglect the affecting factors in housing architecture dimensions causes problems and uncertainty in urban planning. This paper intends to evaluate the impact of different economic, social, political, and urban, climate, geological, cultural and religious considerations and their sub-criteria on the architecture of residential complexes in Tabriz, a city in Iran. The architects, urban planners and designers were asked to specify the importance of each of these factors in the formation of architectural dimensions of residential complexes. Using an Analytic Hierarchy Process method (AHP), the role of specified factors in the design of residential complexes in Tabriz was discussed and then these factors were ranked based on their impact. The results showed that economic, political and social factors were more effective than the urban, climatic, geological, cultural and religious considerations on the architecture of residential complexes. According to results, profitability has the highest importance and cultural and religious considerations have the lowest weight.
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