Ustad Ali Maryam

Ustad Ali Maryam (also Ostad Ali Maryam; * in Kashan; † after 1863) was an Iranian architect of the 19th century. He became famous designs in the city of Kashan. Three main buildings acquired greater prominence: the Tabatabaei - Mansion ( 1840s ), the Boroujerdi - Mansion ( 1857) and the Tīmcheh amine -o- Dowleh Bazaar ( 1863), the first two of which can be visited as a museum since 1974.

Even as a ten year old to the later Ostad Ali Maryam interested in the construction of the Āghā - Bozorg Mosque in Kashan have followed, until he was picked up by the architect as an apprentice. Here he learned that his access to building materials - earth simple - the best possible use. Later he developed a typical Kashan, 19th century style, the traditional elements such as stucco work that involved.

Boroujerdi town house

The Boroujerdi town house is Haji Seyyed Hassan Natanzi ( called Boroujerdi ), a rich carpet dealers, has been given for his bride in order and built by 150 craftsmen. The interior design was made by artists of the court as Sani ol - Molk or Kamāl -ol Molk, which adorned the entrance area with murals of Kadscharenkönige. The " robe " ( Hall) cover at the southern end of the house Rasmi - bandi and Yazdi - bandi - Kuppelelemte with different light openings. Wind towers with a height of 40 meters ensure the cooling of the rooms in the basement. The construction of the community center took a total of 18 years.

Tabatabaei town house

The Tabatabaei House is another Kaschaner town house with its typical elements. The outer part consists of four courtyards. Numerous murals and ornate stained glass windows adorn the interiors. The men reserved outer part is called Biruni and give women thought the inner part name Andaruni.

Tīmcheh - amino -o- Dowleh

Located in the Kaschaner Bazar Tīmcheh - amine -o- Dowleh characterized mainly by elaborate muqarnas. The openings in the dome regulate the amount of light and provide for the ventilation of the interior. The domed building was commissioned by a wealthy Kaschaner citizens with strong ties to the royal house of the Qajar in order.