Roof of the Boroujeris house -Photo: Mojtaba Gholamrezaey

A masterpiece from Qajar period,The Boroujerdi House, is located in Kashan, Iran. Ustad Ali Maryam, who was a famous architect in Kashan, designed this house for the bride of Borujerdi family. She was a girl from the affluent Tabatabaei family, for whom Ostad Ali Maryam had built The Tabatabaei House some years earlier. It took 18 years to build such an elegant house using about 150 architects, painters, craftsman and workers.

This brilliant example of Iranian architecture was built 130 years ago based on the iranian residential prototype of private (Andaruni) and semi-private (Biruni) parts and summer and winter zones.

This mansion consists of three courtyards and three entrances. The large hall is covered adorned with many reliefs, artistic carvings, meshed windows and wall paintings by the royal painter Kamal-ol-Molk.

Boroujerdi house is located in a hot/arid climate where temperatures tent to raise during the day. But the summer zone is unbelievably cool because of three wind towers, a unique six sided wind catcher dome, the water pool, the two-layer roof, materials, position and several other clever techniques.

The semi-public section of the house is now open to the public as a museum.

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Wind catchers (Badgir)

semi-private section, courtyard -Photo: Mauro Sorrenti

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Night view of the south porch

View from the south porch -Photo by: Mauro Sorrenti

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Winter zone, -Photo: Mauro Sorrenti

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Eastern rooms

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Western Rooms -Photo: Sadegh Miri

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A room in semi public section -Photo: Mauro Sorrenti

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Living room (Talar) in semi public section

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A room in semi public section

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ceiling of the Living room (Talar) in semi public section

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Living room (Talar) in semi public section

Decorative wall of the north living room

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Decorative wall of the south porth

Photo by: Ali Majdfar

vestibules -Photo: Ali Majdfar

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vestibules -Photo: Sonya and Travis

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Fountain -Photo: Ali Majdfar

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Basement Floor -Source: http://fouman.com

اندرونی بروجردی ها مرجع ایسنا

Andaruni section -source: http://www.imna.ir

 

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Detail of wall painting

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Ornament -Photo by: A.B.Saghaee

Main entrance -Photo by: Mauro Sorrenti

 

Detail of wall painting and Ornaments -Source: negare0098.blogfa.com

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Metal door-knocker, male version

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Metal door-knocker, female version -Surse: you-are-here.com

 

First Floor Plan, semi private section

 

Ground Plan, semi private section

Basement Plan, semi private section

 

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Perspective, semi private section

Panoramic photo of the Living room (Talar) in semi public section by: Ramin Dehbashti

Panoramic photo of a room in semi public section by: Omid Jafarnezhad

Panoramic photo of the courtyard, semi public section by: Ramin Dehdashti

A video by Koen van der Sommen & map

 

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