Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2740

Full Length Research Paper

Concepts of permanency in Persian domiciles of Muslims and Zoroastrians

Hamid Majedi and Siavash Rashidi Sharif Abad*
Department of Art and Architecture, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran- Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 November 2011
  •  Published: 16 March 2012



One of the most crucial and important subjects in Persian architecture is permanency of traditional domiciles. The goal of creators was to obtain the best building that met the needs of the time. Also, permanency is conditions and characteristics which a building has for being permanent through the years. Environmental sustainability mostly emphasizes less consumption of fossil fuels, energy waste on environment, producing harmful substances for human health and using more renewable resources; therefore, first, we discuss sustainability features and proposition of desert and then we move to the deliberate architectural situation and city planning based on the aforementioned items. This research aimed at finding out whether culture and religion act as an important factor in the shaping and permanency of domiciles or climate? According to the functional parameters on domicile transformation of town textures, climatic circumstances in traditional methods has been especially important and considerable. Studies have shown that almost all of the aforementioned factors are affected by climatic conditions and are parameters that make buildings permanent. In Addition, considering and reviewing the old constructions in which utilizing fossil and non renewable energies were not customary, can be useful in providing much valuable resolutions in effective utilization of pure energies.


Key words: Zoroastrians, sustainable development, permanent concepts, sustainability.