Ayyobi House Restoration
Isfahan, Iran
This house dates from the 17th century, when Armenians migrated to Isfahan and brought a new architectural language to the city. The basement level courtyard or ‘pit-garden’, surrounded by vaulted rooms for winter use, is a typical feature. So too is the human scale of the building and the lack of superfluous decoration. The structure had been altered over the years and was in a weakened state. The local art university bought the house both as an opportunity to extend and as a restoration project. Later additions were stripped out, the lime mortar and mud brick structure reinforced, and the wood and plasterwork restored.

Source:

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Location
Hakim-e Nezami, Isfahan, Iran
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Associated Names
Events
2004
Style Periods
1501-1722
Dimensions
415 m2
Variant Names
Ayyobi House Restoration
Ayyoubi House Restoration
Variant
Riahi House
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Building Usages
private residence
residential
Materials/Techniques
adobe
brick
mortar
wood
plaster
Keywords
restoration and conservation
houses
traditions
historic preservation
courtyards