Introduction to Iranian Architecture

Salam and welcome to Part I of a new workshop series on Iranian Architecture!

In this workshop, we will learn about the rich arts, architecture and culture of Iran after the fall of Sassanian dynasty and the arrival of Islam. Once a week, we will meet via Zoom and use Google Earth to go on adventures to discover historic buildings and structures built in different eras. As we study these buildings and their various purposes, we will also explore the beautiful Iranian arts such as calligraphy, stucco, mirror and mosaic tiles used in these buildings. Join us for a memorable experience! We look forward to going on these expeditions with all of you!


Instructors: Behin Forghanifar and Bahar Beihaghi


Class Details:

Week 1: Historic Residential Houses in different regions of Iran ( عمارت های مسکونی تاریخی‌ در مناطق مختلف ایران )

Week 2: Reservoir/Ab Anbar & Wind Catcher ( آب انبار و بادگیر )

Week 3: Bazaar (بازار)

Week 4: Bathhouse (حمام)

Week 5: Mosque (مسجد)

Week 6: Caravanserai and School ( کاروانسرا و مدرسه / مکتب )


Age range: 8 to 14
Duration: 75 Minutes
Farsi Level: Conversational (Advanced Beginner/Intermediate)


Meeting times – Eastern Time (US and Canada):
Saturday, Jan 16 – 11 AM to 12:15 PM (EST)
Saturday, Jan 23 – 11 AM to 12:15 PM (EST)
Saturday, Jan 30 – 11 AM to 12:15 PM (EST)
Saturday, Feb 6 – 11 AM to 12:15 PM (EST)
Saturday, Feb 20 – 11 AM to 12:15 PM (EST)
Saturday, Feb 27 – 11 AM to 12:15 PM (EST)


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