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A masterpiece of Islamic-Iranian architecture that will be a turning point in contemporary architecture

To create a good idea, we discussed the evolution of Iranian architecture over time. What happened in the transition from the Old Testament to the New Age style of architecture, is making the designs lighter (low weight). The comparison of Char Taqi Zigurat at Niasar (Sassanian era) – dome is built on massive pillars– versus The Shah Mosque (Jaame' Abbasi Mosque، safavid era) is a good evidence that over time, architects were looking for ways to make the volume lighter, in openings. One way to make big openings and domes lighter, is Conversion to square the circle and using arches that one sample is seen in Khaje Nizam al-Mulk Tomb (octagonal dome) at Jameh Mosque of Isfahan (Seljuqid era). The evolution feature of Iran architecture in contemporary is abstraction. The contemporary architecture is being developed while retaining its basic features. For example, The Mausoleum of Avicenna (AD 1988) is an abstracted sample of Gonbad-e Qabus Tower (AD 996). Abstraction in contemporary architecture is seen outside of Iran, too.

the evolution of islamic-iranian architecture


The shape of this mosque is inspired by dome as the symbolic element of Iranian and Islamic architecture. While this mosque is at the Isfahan International Conference Center, the shape design is close to the design of the main conference hall building. The dome is on the quadrangular-shape base changing to circle along with some arches inspired by Islamic patterns and considering the Abstract principle. In shaping the dome chamber tried to retain the pure sense of cube. The mosque is rotated to be in the direction of Qibla and the dome chamber is surrounded by four iwans that is the element of desert areas architecture.

تکامل معماری ایرانی اسلامی در طراحی مسجد


Article by Ms. Avestakh.