Friday, June 14, 2024

Iranian-Islamic Architecture

Tabriz in Photos: Forgotten Art of Building Sash Windows

The northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz is known as a centre of making a particular type of colourful sash windows known as “Orosi”, which is a symbol of Iranian-Islamic architecture.

Persian Architecture in Photos: Emad-ed-Dowleh Mosque

Emad-ed-Dowleh mosque, a historical structure located in the city of Kermanshah in Western Iran, annually attracts numerous tourists to the region.

Persian Architecture Masterpiece: Imam Mosque of Isfahan

The Imam Mosque, formerly known as Royal or Shah Mosque, is a historic mosque, regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture in the Islamic era.

Iran’s Orsi Khaneh Nominated for 2A Asian Architecture Award

A project by two Iranian architects has been nominated for 2A Asian Architecture Award 2017 in Germany’s capital, Berlin.

Mosques in Iran; Cultural Havens with Impressive Architecture

Iran has some of the most beautiful mosques in the world. However, aside from their splendour, mosques are also significant religious and cultural centres where people come together to socialize and acquire knowledge.

Iran’s “Versailles Palace” Eventually Registered as National Heritage Site

Iran’s top cultural heritage body finally gave the green light for registration of the Sabet Pasal Mansion, commonly known as the Versailles Palace of Iran, as a National Heritage Site following a considerable controversy over the imminent destruction of the architectural masterpiece.

Stunning Ceilings of Iranian Mosques

Iranian mosques, particularly their ceilings and tiling, have always been a subject of great interest for tourists and photographers.

Historical House of Boroujerdis in Iran’s Kashan

The central Iranian city of Kashan is home to several historical houses with beautiful architecture and decorations. These houses, including those of Boroujerdis, Tabatabaeis, and Abbasis, are among the most interesting tourist destinations in Kashan.

Simplicity of Iranian Architecture’s Complex Geometry

The famous architecture website Arch Daily has reviewed the geometry and materials used in Iranian architecture and its fantastic use of brick or adobe elements.

French Book Portrays Persian Domes

A book on Iranian art and architecture, titled 'Les Coupoles Persanes', (in English 'Persian Cupolas: the Art of Skies and the Earth') has been published in France.

Iran Stands at 11th Place in A’Design World Ranking

A’Design Competition, the world’s most important contest in the fields of architecture and designing, has introduced 2016 top countries based on the number of designers that have been granted with the A' Design Award.

Depths of History in World’s Biggest Urban Caravanserai

The 135-year-old Caravanserai of Sa’d al-Saltaneh is the world’s biggest urban caravanserai located in Iranian city of Qazvin.

Italian Photographer Portrays Use of Science and Math in Persian Architecture

Italian photographer Massimo Rumi spent a month travelling around the breathtaking ancient mosques and bazaars of Iran, and took stunning photos of Islamic buildings, which show how Persian architects used science and math in their works.

Efforts to Prevent Demolition of a Villa in Tehran Designed by Gio Ponti

A petition has been drawn up to save Namazee Villa, a villa in northern Tehran designed by well-known Italian architect Gio Ponti in late 1950s, which is to be demolished and replaced by a five-star hotel. Meanwhile, Ponti’s grandson has also decided to visit Tehran to prevent the demolition.

Sun Palace; Monument from 18th Century in Northeastern Iran

The Sun Palace is located in Kalat Naderi near the northeastern city of Mashhad, Iran.

Tehran’s Towers: How Iranian Capital Embraced Bold Architecture

From its iconic Azadi (freedom) tower, which has ridden out a revolution, an eight-year war and innumerable protest rallies, to the elegant museum of contemporary art or the city theatre, Tehran has long been home to a brand of wacky, yet distinctively Iranian, contemporary buildings.

Tughrul Tower, 12th Century Monument in Southern Tehran

Tugrul Tower, which was built in the 12th century CE, is located in the city of Rey, south of the Iranian capital.

Iran’s Veteran Architect, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Student, Dies at 90

Nezam Ameri, Iranian veteran architect and the only Iranian student and companion of famous American master Frank Lloyd Wright, passed away at the age of 90.

Safavid Monuments; Hidden Gems in Iran’s Qazvin

Qazvin contains several notable edifices from the Safavid era, dating back to the period in which it was capital of Persia.

3 Iranian Works Nominated for Prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Three Iranian works including two sites in Tehran and one in Kashan are among the 19 nominees that will compete to receive Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA), a prestigious award that is worth $1m.

Iranian Projects Win Architizer A+ Awards

Four Iranian architectural projects were among the winners at the fourth annual Architizer A+ Awards.

Iranian House wins A’ Design Award 2015

Orsi Khaneh Residential Apartment, designed by Nima Keivani, has been awarded the Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2015.

Islamic Architecture in Photos: World’s Pink Mosques

Mosques are common places of worship among Muslims all around the world. Regardless of whether they are Shi’a or Sunni, they all pray there. This is a building which, in people’s minds, is usually blue as a symbol of peace, and built with a specific architectural style.

Gomishan, Less-Visited Destination in North-eastern Iran

Very few people visit Gomishan city in Golestan province, north-eastern Iran, despite its interesting historical houses.

Iran Architecture in Photos: Jameh Mosque of Qazvin

The grand, congregational mosque of Qazvin, Jameh Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Iran. The architecture contains a Shabestan and Ab anbar,...

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