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Banned Drawings

Research Open House 2020

Farzam Yazdanseta
Daniella Calma, BArch ’19
Serra Ozdemir, BArch ’20
Alejandra Sanchez, BArch ’20
Emmet Sutton, BArch ’22
School of Architecture, Undergraduate Architecture

Geometry served as a key element in the emergence of Iranian architecture, which can only be examined alongside the cultural dimensions from which it emerged. Banned Drawings further demonstrates the relationship between the evolution of Iranian architecture, geometry, and mathematics with the political patterns of the Persian Empire. Studies are conducted in the form of innovative two-and three-dimensional analytical drawings in conjunction with experimental means of representation. These studies trace the growth of the Bazaar of Isfahan and its transformation as influenced by politics and religion.