Instagram photographer details architectural mosques in Iran


Ceiling of Shah-Abdol-Azim in Tehran,Iran - 300 Years Old

Capturing the in an elaborate way covered ceilings of centuries old mosques, Instagram artist Mehrdad Rasoulifard (@m1rasoulifard) provides his followers both a lesson and aesthetic treat. The ceilings aren't only lined in rich patterns, but architecturally structured to look like complicated tessellations or honeycombs. The mosques are designed to incorporate spiraling series of domes causing the viewer to get lost in their disorienting beauty.

Often Iranian design utilizes symbolic pure mathematics, incorporating a bumper use of circles and squares obvious in the photographed buildings’ symmetrical layouts. Popular colours incorporated into these tiled structures include gold, white, and turquoise that are usually bedded onto dark backgrounds.

The oldest architecture photographed is over 900-years-old which hints at the huge architectural history found in Iran. You’ll see additional of the country’s elaborated places of worship and observation on Rasoulifard’s Instagram. (via Designboom)

Ceiling of Shah-abdol-azim in Tehran, Iran - 300 years old
Ceiling of Shah-abdol-azim in Tehran, Iran - 300 years old


Ceiling of Sheikh-Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran


Ceiling of Shah-E-Cheragh Mosque in Shiraz, Iran


Ceiling of Hazrat-Masoumeh Mosque in Qom, Iran


Ceiling of Hazrat - Masoumeh Mosque in Qom, Iran

All images courtesy of mehrdad  

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