Iranian Architecture That Resembles Sacred Portals of Light

An instagram photographer is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of iranian architecture and design.

 M1rasoulifard captures the structural and artistic intricacies of iran’s most significant places of worship and cultural complexes, from the jāmeh mosque — one of the oldest still standing in the country — to the chaharbagh school, both in the city of isfahan.

As home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations, Iran is recognized for its ancient architectural wonders, whose often modest façades hide complex mosaic motifs and richly detailed ornamentation within.

Throughout the photographic series, the artist highlights the vibrant patterns extending along the diameters of domed ceilings, and the intricate network of symbols spanning across surrounding walls. the abstract captures and their cropped compositions seek to accentuate the labyrinthine geometries and meticulous tiling innate to iran’s architectural record.

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of hazrat-masoumeh mosque in qom, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardsheikh lotfollah mosque in isfahan, iran | 400 years old

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of jāmeh mosque of isfahan, iran | 900 years old

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of sheikh-lotfollah mosque in isfahan, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of jāmeh mosque of isfahan, iran | 900 years old

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of shah-e-cheragh mosque in shiraz, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of chaharbagh school in isfahan, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of sheikh-lotfolah mosque in isfahan, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of hazrat-masoumeh mosque in qom, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of hazrat-masoumeh mosque in qom, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardsheikh lotfollah mosque in isfahan, iran | 400 years old

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardceiling of shah-e-cheragh mosque in shiraz, iran

iran architectural photography by m1rasoulifardCeiling of jāmeh mosque of isfahān, iran | 900 years old

 

Source – DesignBoom