Human Scale in prominent houses of Isfahan School of Architecture in Safavi Era

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Chalous Branch, Islamic Azad University, Chalous, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Art & Architecture, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran

3 Asistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Chalous Branch, Islamic Azad University, Chalous, Iran


Human scale is one of the characteristics of architecture that has a decisive role in the formation of the relationship between Man and Environment. “Isfahan School of Architecture”, especially in the Safavid era, is one of the most successful examples of understanding the human scale in various buildings. In this research, the analysis of human scale in the prominent houses of "Isfahan School of Architecture" during the Safavid period was carried out in the three topics of Geometry, Enclosure, and Details by checking the factors affecting them. The method used in this research is descriptive-analytical based on library studies. This study showed that Human Scale in the houses of the “Isfahan School of Architecture” is reflected in the human perception of Environment. In other words, “Isfahan School of Architecture” has achieved a balance between house architecture and human understanding. The extraction of house architectural interaction methods and human understanding resulted in presenting a codified, contemporary and referable diagram in the category of Human Scale in houses.


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