Iranian architecture, a combination of math and mysticism

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Iranian architecture; history and styles from the beginning till now

Iranian architecture dates back more than 6000 years. 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 of the temporary changes brought about by internal conflicts and foreign invasions, Iranian architecture has maintained its distinct style as an important symbol of Iranian tourism.
According to archaeological excavations, the art of Iranian architecture has been around for thousands of years. This art has always evolved throughout history in response to various issues, with religious changes and historical wars being the most significant factors influencing Iranian architecture art.

Iranian architecture, a great symbol of Iranian art

Iranian architecture has unique features, among them, can name very accurate calculations, the correct form of coating, special and appropriate designs, and observation of technical and scientific issues in the construction of structures, high balconies, tall columns, etc.
Apart from these characteristics, the fundamental aspect and character of Iranian architecture that we should pay attention to is its mathematical and mystical logic. The contemplation and proclivity of Iranian architects toward the yards, gardens, vestibules, porches, and pergolas that surround the seraglios have long been a part of Iranian logic.

Iranian architecture during the history

For example, hundreds of porches and chambers were built throughout the civilized world before the construction of Persepolis, but for the first time in Persepolis, we find that the pillars are as far apart as possible, whereas, in some ancient temples outside Iran, such as Egypt, the distance between the two columns is smaller than their diameter and no more.

Let’s talk about the Iranian architecture style!

Iranian architectural styles are very broad and own the world. Other features of Iranian architectural styles have a special place compared to other parts of the world.

The highlights of Iranian architectural styles like long porches, beautiful designs, 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, professor Pirnia can teach you about architectural styles from any period of history.

Iranian architecture has six styles

  1. Parthi Style
  2. Parsi style
  3. Khorasani Style
  4. Razi style
  5. Azari style
  6. Esfahani style

Parthi architecture monuments

  • Nisa Collection 136-173 A.D.
  • Firooz Abad Fire Temple
  • Niassar Fire Temple
  • Anahita Temple
  • Qal’eh Dokhtar
  • Bishapur
  • Taq Kasra
  • Takht-e Soleymān

Famous Monuments of Parsi architecture

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


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