Directory of Iranian Architects Worldwide

Iranian Architects

* Farhad Ahmadi
* Hossein Amanat
* Manouchehr Moshayedi
* Shahriar Arabsheibani
* Reza Assasi
* Palo Alto
* Fatemeh Arefian
* Kamran Armin
* Saviz Azadi
* Nejad Bagherzadeh
* Babak Bayat
* Bahmanyar Sara
* Qourosh dabbagh
* Kamran Diba
* Behrang Eghbali Tabrizi
* Shahram Entekhabi
* Shaahin Espahbodi
* Amir Hasan Farbehi
* Babak Fadavi Anbiayee
* Meysam Fallahnejad
* Abdol Aziz Farmanfarmaian
* Mehdi Foroughmand Arabi
* Kamran Foruhar
* Reza Aliabadi, [4]
* Fariba Babakhani
* Hamid Eskandari

G-L

* Maziar Ghasemi Nejad
* Behrad Gerdabi
* Heydar Ghiai
* Pooya Goudarzi, Intl. Assoc. AIA
* Zand Harirchi
* Bahram Hooshyar Yousefi
* Hooman Hashemnejad, CLGC, ICEO, ASSOC. AIA & ARA
* Hassan Hosseinzadeh
* Davar Jafargholizadeh Ashtin
* Negar Javan
* Mohamad Reza Jodat
* Bahram kalantari
* Iraj Kalantari
* Nader Khalili, CalEarth
* Pouya Khazaeli
* Maryam Kholdani
* Mohammad Amiri Kordestani
* Ahmad Goshayeshi

M-Q

* Amir Saeed Mahmoodi
* Samyar Maleki
* Farrokh Malek
* Golnar Malek
* Behroz Mansori
* Mehran Mashayekh
* Minoo Masoumi
* Shahab Mirzaean Mahabadi
* Mehri Mohebbi
* Ali Reza Moghaddasi
* Farshid Moussavi
* Reza Moosavi
* Ali Reza Mostaghni
* M. Reza Movaffaghi
* behrooz nemati
* Farzin Negarestan
* Mandana Nojoumi
* Hamid Omidvar
* Mehran Parnian
* Mehdi Mehran Nikoo
* Mulla Alaul Maulk Tuni
* lida Aminian
* Majid Eizadpanah
* Mohsen Mohammady
* Mahmoud Pourzand
* Mohammad Hassan Momeni
* Armin Moein
* masoud mohammadi

R-Z

* Ahmad Vaghari, AVA Company[5] , Club Of Graduated Iranians in Italy
* Mahmoud Razjouyan
* Faramarz Sabouri
* Farrokh Sabouri
* Amin Sadeghi
* Amir Reza Sadeghi
* Reza Sedaghat Kish
* Kamran Safamanesh
* Ali Sanjabi
* Hooshang Seyhoon
* Faramarz Sharifi
* Hossein Sheykh Zeynedin
* Hooman H. Shirazi, CLGC, ICEO, ASSOC. AIA & ARA
* Bahram Shirdel
* Shirangi Seyed Hossein
* Saeed Saraie
* Nader Tehrani
* Pegah Zamani
* Nahid Sarfaraz
* Alireza Samiee
* Manocheher Seyed Mortazavi
* Armin Moein
* Bahram Zarin-afsar, AIA


Iranian architecture

Iranian architecture or Persian architecture is the architecture of Iran (Persia). It has a continuous history from at least 5000 BCE to the present, with characteristic examples distributed over a vast area from Turkey to North India and the borders of China and from the Caucasus to Zanzibar.

Persian buildings vary from peasant huts to tea houses and garden, pavilions to "some of the most majestic structures the world has ever seen.


Iranian architecture displays great variety, both structural and aesthetic, developing gradually and coherently out of earlier traditions and experience. Without sudden innovations, and despite the repeated trauma of invasions and cultural shocks, it has achieved "an individuality distinct from that of other Muslim countries.

Its paramount virtues are several: marked feeling for form and scale; structural inventiveness, especially in vault and dome construction; a genius for decoration with a freedom and success not rivaled in any other architecture.

Traditionally, the guiding formative motif of Iranian architecture has been its cosmic symbolism "by which man is brought into communication and participation with the powers of heaven.

This theme, shared by virtually all Asian architecture and persisting even into modern times, has not only given unity and continuity to the architecture of Persia, but has been a primary source of its emotional character as well.

The supreme Iranian art, in the proper meaning of the word, has always been its architecture.
The supremacy of architecture applies to both pre-and post-Islamic periods.


Fundamental principles
Si-o-se Pol Traditional Persian architecture has maintained a continuity that, although temporarily distracted by internal political conflicts or foreign invasion, nonetheless has achieved a style that can hardly be mistaken for any other.

In this architecture, there are no trivial buildings; even garden pavilions have nobility and dignity, and the humblest caravanserais generally have charm. In expressiveness and communicativity, most Persian buildings are lucid - even eloquent. The combination of intensity and simplicity of form provides immediacy, while ornament and, often, subtle proportions reward sustained observation.

Categorization of styles
The Eram Garden in Shiraz is an 18th-century building and a legacy of the Zand Dynasty. Overall, the traditional architecture of the Iranian lands throughout the ages can be categorized into the six following classes or styles ("sabk"):

Pre-Islamic:
The Parsian style (Achaemenid, Median, Elamite eras)
The Parthian style (Parthian, Sassanid eras)

Islamic:
The Khorasani style
The Razi style
The Azari style
The Isfahani style
The Amoli style
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