Iranian Architecture

Iranian Architecture

Iranian architecture refers to 5000 BC to this day. From architecture in Syria to North India and the borders of China, from the Caucasus to Zanzibar. From peasant huts to traditional tea houses, gardens with huge Pavilions, some majestic structures, the world has ever seen in it. From ancient civilizations in Iran, who started the construction of Tepe Zagheh, Tepe Sialk, Tchogha Zanbil Ziggurat, Persepolis, Pasargadae to islamic time period where the construction of mosques, Traditionel houses, hamams, gardens and bazaars architecture has continued. In total, and the whole, traditional Iranian architecture has up to seven construction titles we mean by “SABK”.

Pre-Islamic Style: The Pre Parsi (Persian) style is the sign of progress in the Iranian architecture. The remains of an architectural component called a temple stairs leading Zagheh near Qazvin to mention. Elamite and proto-Elamite buildings are covered within this category Architecture. Other existing examples that address the architecture of that period and its style are the following structures: Chogha Zanbil, Sialk, Shahre Sukhte and Ecbatana.

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The Persian Style:
The Persian Style is a style (Sabk).
Examples from this period were, Pasargadae, Persepolis, Mausoleum of Mausolus, palace of Susa and Naghshe Rostam (Necropolis).

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The Parthian style:
The Parthian style is a style (Sabk)
This style includes architectural forms from the Selukiden, Parthian and Sassanian period and reached its peak under the Sassanids.
Examples from this period: Nysa, Anahita Temple, Khorheh, Hatra, the vault of Kasra in Ctesiphon, Taghe Bostan, Bishapour and the Palace of Ardeshir in Firouzabad.

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The Khorasani style: The “Khorasani style” is a style (Sabk) Examples from this period: the mosque in Naeen, Tarikhaneh Mosque in Damghan and the Friday Mosque in Isfahan.
Other Examples: The grave of Ismail the Samanid, Gonbade Qaboos and Kharaghan towers.
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The Azari style: The “Azari” style is a style (Sabk) Examples: Soltaniyeh Dome, Arg-e-Alishah, Varamin Mosque, Goharshad Mosque, Bibi Khanum Mosque in Samarghand, the Grave of Abbas Samad, Gure Amir and the Friday Mosque in Yazd. Soltaniyeh Dome Zanjan Iranian Architecture Varamin20Mosque new Iranian Architecture Yazd20Friday20Mosque new Iranian Architecture

The Isfahan Style: The “Isfahan” style is a style (SABK) Examples: Agha Bozorg Mosque in Kashan, Chehelsotoon, Ali Ghapu, King’s Mosque (Shah Mosque) and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan. Chehel Sotoon Iranian Architecture Ali20Ghapu20Palace Isfahan Iranian Architecture Sheikh Lotfallah Esfahan 1 Iranian Architecture


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