Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Introduction to Traditional Domestic and Functional Architecture in Iran
Because lumber was not readily available in the desert, domes were often used in building houses, public structures, and even chicken coops. Domes are well suited to a desert climate because the airflow in a domed room is far superior to that in a rectangular one. Particularly important in a chicken coop. I love the bumpy domes in the foreground above.
These arches in the old town of Yazd, in need of constant repair I'm sure, were too beautiful not to capture.