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.
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