Iranian architecture; history and styles from the beginning till now
Iranian architecture belongs to more than 6000 years ago. In addition to the diversity of Iranian culture, Iranian architecture has crossed geographical boundaries.
That’s why in other parts of the world, in a wide area from Syria to northern India and the borders of China, we have seen works based on the principles of Iranian architecture.
Despite all the temporary changes caused by internal conflicts and foreign invasions, Iranian architecture has retained its unique style as an important symbol of Iran tourism.
According to archaeological excavations, the art of Iranian architecture has been around for thousands of years. This art has always evolved throughout history about various issues, with religious changes and historical wars as the most important factors influencing the art of Iranian architecture.
Iranian architecture, a great symbol of Iranian art
Iranian architecture has unique features, among them, we can name very accurate calculations, the correct form of coating, special and appropriate designs, observation of technical and scientific issues in the construction of structures, high balconies, tall columns, etc.
Apart from these features, the main part and character that we should pay attention to it, in Iranian architecture is the mathematical and mystical logic of it. The introspection and tendency of Iranian architects to the yards, the gardens, the vestibules, porches, and the pergolas that surround the seraglios, have been a part of Iranian logic for a long time.
Iranian architecture during the history
For example, before the construction of the Persepolis, hundreds of porches and chambers were built throughout the civilized world of that time, but for the first time in Persepolis, we find that the pillars are as far apart as possible, though in some ancient temples outside Iran, for example in Egypt, The distance between the two columns is smaller than their diameter and not more.
Let’s talk about the Iranian architecture style!
Iranian architectural styles are very broad and own the style of the world. Other features of Iranian architectural styles have a special place compared to other parts of the world.
The highlights of Iranian architecture styles like long porches, beautiful design, tall columns, correct calculations, and so on have made Iranian architecture glorious in the world and made everyone take their Iran tour to visit these attractions.
What are Iranian Architecture Styles?
If you are also interested in Iranian architectural history, you can continue to learn about the architectural styles in any period of history from professor Pirnia.
Iranian architecture has six styles
- Parthi Style
- Parsi style
- Khorasani Style
- Razi style
- Azari style
- Esfahani style
Parthi architecture monuments
- Nisa Collection 136-173 A.D.
- Firooz Abad Fire Temple
- Niassar Fire Temple
- Anahita Temple
- Qal’eh Dokhtar
- Taq Kasra
- Takht-e Soleymān
Famous Monuments of Parsi architecture
- Pasargadae Historic Site
- Apadana palace
- The tomb inside the Nqash-e Rostam
- Cyrus the Great's Tomb
Famous Khorasani style monuments
- Jame Mosque of Fahraj
- Jame Mosque of Isfahan
- Ardestan Mosque
- Mir Amir Bridge in Shiraz
- Ardabil Jame Mosque
Razi style monuments
- Ardestan Mosque
- Golpayegan Mosque
- The shrine of Shah Abdul Azim
- Gonbad Aali of Abarkuh
- Maragheh Red Dome
Azari style monuments
- Jahanshah Mosque
- Jame Mosque of Yazd
- Gohar Shad Mosque
- Menar Jonban
- Mir Arab School in Bukhara
- Goharshad School in Herat
- Bibi Khatun Mosque
Esfahani Style Buildings
- Nasir al-Molk Mosque in Shiraz
- Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
- Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco
- Chehel Sotoun
- Hasht Behesht
- Agha Bozorg Kashani School