Understanding the acoustical environment of the Safavid era

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Farzaneh, Nima
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2021-05
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The acoustical environments in Iranian architecture have been rarely studied as a contributing factor to forming their cultural identity. This research is intended to investigate the acoustical properties of some of the significant work of architecture that has remained from the Safavid era and understand how certain design principles, spatial organization, and architectural elements shape the sonic identity of these spaces. This era's architecture and urban design (1501 - 1736) still hold the backbone of a vibrant city like Isfahan. The choices of building materials, volumetric properties, ornamentation, and the spaces' geometry and shape have created diverse sonic landscapes that define part of the urban identity of this historic fabric. Shah mosque, Aali Qapu music room, and Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, all located at Naqsh-e Jahan Square and built around the same time, are the case studies that share some similarities and other contrasting qualities that make them suitable for a comparative analysis of their acoustical properties.
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May 2021
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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