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The influence of Iranian Islamic architecture on the Jewish House (West Sabat House) of Bam Citadel



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HA-V1-N1-89-98

Volume

Volume 1 (2017), Issue 1

Pages

9

Page Range

89 - 98

Author(s)

J. ROUHI, A. AVETA & B.G. MARINO

Abstract

Iranian Islamic architecture beyond the evident typology is formed through a conceptual framework, which has a great deal of importance to show suitable and compatible-with-climate designs. Specifically in the hot and arid regions of Iran, vernacular architecture has frequently intimated the formation of cities and the architectural combinations. The ancient city of Bam by itself is a field, the origin of which can be considered as one of the first foci for the organization of civilization in the hot and arid environments of Iran throughout history, which shows traces of architecture that organizes spaces in such a way that they function as a medium to emphasize the relevance of human lifestyle. This article describes the history of Jewish House briefly, wherein the mansion was one of the loftiest traditional houses in Bam Citadel, and later classifies the effects of natural and cultural criteria in its climate-compatible architectural design. In fact, we can get a complete resource about the norms of Iranian Islamic architecture on the traditional Jewish House and the qualities and functions that encouraged this family tendency for utilizing Iranian Islamic architecture in their residence.

Keywords

Bam Citadel, Hot and arid climate, Iranian Islamic Architecture, Iranian Traditional buildings, Jewish House.