IJESD 2017 Vol.8(9): 661-664 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.9.1034

An Analysis of Water Features in Persian gardens; Bagh-e Shahzadeh

Parisa Göker

Abstract—Persian garden is included among the most characteristic and crucial elements in Iranian landscape. The significance of the art of erecting gardens for Iranians can be seen as far as the hot and dry climate of Iran and its water deficiency for plantation are concerned. Water is an important element in Persian garden and it can be purported that gardens would lose their meaning without it. Water is used in garden applications due to its capabilities including life, brightness, cleanliness, light, inertia and motion causing many sensations in the human soul and elevating mental comfort. Furthermore, its various running structures including basins, streams, water creeks and fountains enable mental comfort and technical functions. In this research, water features (pools, fountains, Qanat, waterfalls) situated in Bagh-e Shahzadeh (Shahzadeh Garden), Kerman-Iran, built as the palace garden by Abd-ol Hamid Mirza Nasser-al Dawleh Farman Farma during the rule of Qajars in 1160 AH, will be investigated. Design and structural characteristics of water features that survived till present and are situated in the palace gardens will be discussed based on the collected data, and suggestions will be made for the current preservation issues.

Index Terms—Historical gardens, Islamic gardens, persian gardens, water.

Parisa Göker is with the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Art and Design Faculty, Bilecik Seyh Edebali University, Bilecik, Turkey (e-mail: parisa.goker@bilecik.edu.tr).

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Cite: Parisa Göker, "An Analysis of Water Features in Persian gardens; Bagh-e Shahzadeh," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 661-664, 2017.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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