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Old December 17th, 2012, 07:36 AM   #1
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Mudbrick Architecture

The largest city with mudbrick architecture is certainly Yazd with a population of over half a million.





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Old December 17th, 2012, 07:37 AM   #2
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Some mansions/traditional hotels in Yazd:











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Old December 17th, 2012, 08:31 AM   #3
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The streets and alleys of Yazd:

















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Old December 17th, 2012, 09:48 AM   #4
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City Walls of Yazd:











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Old December 17th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #5
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Abarkuh (Aghazadeh and surrounding houses):

















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Old December 18th, 2012, 09:41 AM   #6
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Dolatabad Garden in Yazd, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument:



The pavilion has the world's tallest badgir (Wind Tower), more than 33 metres high.





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Interior of the pavilion:





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Old December 18th, 2012, 03:02 PM   #7
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Ancient Citadel of Mehrpadin in the southeast of Yazd:















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Old December 18th, 2012, 07:25 PM   #8
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City of Meybod, northwest of Yazd:









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Old December 19th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #9
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A historical yakhchal in Meybod:









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Old December 21st, 2012, 10:15 AM   #10
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Ancient Narin Castle in Meybod:

The world's largest mudbrick building which has an area of 350,000 square meters (500x700 meters) and was originally built in 6 floors (there are three underground floors in the castle, while its remaining three floors are above the ground level).











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Old December 21st, 2012, 09:49 PM   #11
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Ancient citadel of Bam, before the 2003 earthquake:











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Old December 22nd, 2012, 10:04 AM   #12
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Some mansions/traditional hotels in Yazd:











These are neat, I always wondered if one could make "palacial" type buildings out of mud brick.
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Sab Castle, the tallest mudbrick building:









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Old December 23rd, 2012, 06:14 PM   #14
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Kuh-e Khajeh, the most ancient mudbrick palace:

(It was originally surrounded by a lake)

















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Some pics from Kashan: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1454914





















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Old December 24th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #16
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These are neat, I always wondered if one could make "palacial" type buildings out of mud brick.
As I shown in the above post, most of these palacial type buildings are in Kashan.
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"palacial"
I really like how I emphasized the misspelled word there.
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I really like how I emphasized the misspelled word there.
And I copied and pasted your wrong word, anyway we know you meant "palace" + "-al" (palatial).
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Old December 25th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #20
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Beautiful examples.
Perfect scenery for historical movies
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