architecture of Ancient Iran, there seems a close relation among
various types of buildings in every place and this relation suggests
unique idea created by plans of buildings as well as modality of their
covering. Plan, whether giant mosque or far away Imam-zadeh,
spectacular palace or normal ordinary house, whether in North or at
South, all are following a sort of central plan, where yard is an
integral part of it.
word, notwithstanding many evolutions of Iranian architecture during
many thousands years in the past, one may found much similarity in
historical trend of architecture, which has not much connection with
building type, but is applied to various types of buildings.
instance, if we consider the smallest unit of architecture in Iran as
a simple covered shelter named "room" and the way of
connection and fitting of these shelters in the yard as a type of
composition, then we could consider rooms around the yard as an
eternal and constant images of the past in Iran. Yard, always was a disintegrable
part of Iranian architecture and had an immense application with
various types of architecture, considering cultural, climatic,
traditional and religious conditions.