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The division of old historical houses in Iran

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In ancient times, architecture and house building were unique. Old Iranian guest house has gone through some changes as well. However, saving this architecture in some old houses can be seen. For example; the Kianpour historical house is an old hotel in Iran that has served this purpose. In this article, we want to show you some parts of old historical houses in Iran. 


The corridor was a narrow corridor that led through a maze into the courtyard. The maze of the corridor was to protect the privacy of the house so that pedestrians could not quickly notice the current activities in the yard. The corridors were usually decorated with simple and luxurious decorations that fascinated the person.


The courtyard in the old houses was the center and heart of the building. The central courtyard with a porch on each side was a feature that has been present in Iranian architecture since ancient times; of course, it was possible that the yard was not geometrically the center of the house, but in terms of life and activities and the connection between different parts of the house and other issues of the center of the house.

The courtyard was a place for various ceremonies such as religious ceremonies, weddings, and gatherings of relatives and was usually square. Dimensions of life are determined by the number and function of the surrounding spaces. Each yard usually has a pond and several gardens that vary depending on different local conditions such as climate and cultural factors. The enclosed spaces of the courtyard were organized in such a way as to suit the seasonal changes and different functions of the adjacent rooms. In the design and decoration of the courtyards, usually colored and colorful tiles were used.

The rooms in a traditional house were located around the yard according to their importance and use. Summer rooms were usually located on the south side of the house to be less exposed to the sun during the summer day and winter rooms in front of summer rooms and were placed exactly on the side that gets the most sun during the day. The rest, such as storage, kitchen, etc., were placed in the second row behind the rooms. If you pass by the Kianpour boutique hotel in Iran, be sure to see the summer and winter rooms and enjoy the Iranian design and architecture.

Three doors (Sedari)

In traditional architecture, a room (pavilion) that has three doors is called three doors. This space is in fact the basic unit of Iranian architectural space that forms a space from the porch to the room and the Pasto. It is on the main face (facing the courtyard) and takes the name of three doors, which must be closed by three doors and windows if space is closed. There is a reflection of this three-part division on the opposite wall.

Three doors or living rooms were rooms that were less important than five-door rooms (halls) and more important than simple rooms. The living room was a gathering place for family members and close guests. The interior design of the living room was such that it made people feel relaxed. Stay in a historical house in Iran and enjoy this magical architecture.


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