Origin and Continuity

  • Mahmoud TavassoliEmail author
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


This chapter deals with the origin of forms: ivan (portico) and vaulted space, discussed by scholars and archaeologists, but here simplified, illustrated, and considered as a process of formation and continuity. The study draws attention to some prominent historic and also ordinary buildings; little importance is given to them in education and profession, the forgotten knowledge, which has both cultural and climatic basis.


Origin Continuity Ivan Forgotten design knowledge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TehranTehranIran

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