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Growth is presented as one of the important properties which distinguishes flexible compositions .This property emerges in the middle of twentieth century in some architectural trends as a reaction towards a problem facing the designers, considering the production of compositions that can face rapid changes in design requirements over the time with preserving their architectural identity, however the architecture is a convertible phenomena . The article discusses the importance of this property and how it is achieved in architectural products . The framework of this paper consists 0f one main item (devices 0f achieving growth in flexible compositions) which determine growth ,firstly, then the application of this item on a sample 0f specialized architects , secondly ,finally ,extracting comprehensive description of that property in architecture . Conclusions have been declared, that growth is achieved by employing both formal and structural characteristics, considering cellular geometric shape with many similar fragments or cells which can expand and spread horizontally and vertically like organs, concentration on the principle of similarity (uniformity) in composing the fragments , with articulation as compositional relationships, as well as applying hidden orders based on modular clustered-grid composition ,traditional structure and zoning space system.
Keywords : growth , flexibility ,change, adaptability.

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