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What specifications hide in traditional Iranian architecture of 400 years ago? 

 In old historic houses in Iran, many special house decorations and interior designs could be seen. In traditional hotels in Iran, you can see this fantastic traditional Iranian architecture. Every room had its specific role in houses. For example, some rooms usually were used during cold seasons and, some rooms were used only for specific guests of honor and family members. By reading this article about traditional Iranian architecture and old house guests In Iran; you will find out more about some of these rooms.

Bride room

The bride's room is a fantastic room with decorations and woodwork on its interior roof. This room was designed for just married family members and the youngest couple in the family. Usually in this type of traditional Iranian architecture, the height of the roof was below 2 meters. In the hotel industry, this room is known as the honeymoon sweet nowadays.

Korsi room

Korsi is a traditional heating system in traditional Iranian architecture. this system worked with fire and it is still popular among Persians. On cold winter nights, the Korsi gave warmth to the families and made the families enjoy being together more. A Korsi room was in the winter room and often in the corners of this section with fewer doors and windows. Korsi Room was built to be used as a heat source in winter by closing doors and windows of the winter room. In the middle of the room was a Korsi pit. The dimensions of the room depended on its dimensions, as its walls were used for leaning against it. This space is present in all houses of cold and mountainous climate in traditional Iranian architecture.

Traditional Water pool in traditional Iranian architecture

In the old houses of Iran, a unique structure has been constructed in the form of a water reservoir, through which the water of the aqueduct flows and gathered there.

The water of aqueduct or wells was placed in a small part of the house which was usually in the basement. These water pools are called “Ab-Anbar” in traditional Iranian architecture. The Ab-Anbar is similar to a water reservoir, and it was a place for collecting drinking water and storing fruits, dried vegetables, fresh summer vegetables, and meat. In traditional Iranian architecture, above the Ab-Anbar, a room or porch was designed as a resting place of the family which was called Baharkhab.

Another example of Ab-Anbar is “Sipak", which means a place where it has 30 stairs and the aqueduct water flows from under it. The usage of the number 30 here is a symbol of high quantity. These places are one of the unique sights of hot climate arias. You can see this traditional Iranian architecture in almost all hot climate arias. They are under the ground and the temperature inside them is between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius. This lower temperature provides a cool ambient temperature. Ab-Anbar was a kind of refrigerator in the old houses in traditional Iranian architecture.

Kianpour boutique hotel in Iran is a historical house accommodation that is benefited from these fine arts. You can book a room in Kianpour house and enjoy sitting in Baharkhab.



In Islamic or traditional Iranian architecture, the arch is a large wooden door that marks the entrance to mosques, inns, or shrines. Generally, the height of the arch is higher than the height of other components of the building to show the importance of the entrance building and it also determines its position. These doors are usually made of walnut wood, made by master carpenters of Iran from about 400 years ago.

traditional Iranian architecture has its own magic that you cannot observe without falling in love with it. If you are interested in visiting Iran or the beautiful city of Isfahan, Kianpour historical house is a place to stay and fly through the imagination of old Iranian living styles. It is a unique example of traditional Iranian architecture which was built in the 17th century.



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