Rome museum to discuss Iranian traditional architecture

April 5, 2009

Tehran Times Culture Desk

@T= TEHRAN -- The National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome will be playing host to the seminar “Traditional and Desert Architecture of Iran” from April 9 to 12.
Scholars from the universities of Milan, Rome, Florence, along with several Italian researchers and architects will be giving presentations during the seminar, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Saturday.
Several groups of Italian academics from the universities have visited the desert cities of Iran over the past two years to review the country’s traditional architecture.
Iranian scholar Mohammad-Taqi Hariri will be giving a lecture on “Sustainable Architecture and Conservation in Energy” during the seminar, which will be sponsored by the Iranian Embassy in Rome, the Italian groups’ tour guide Ahmad Sebt-Hosseini said.
Stefano Russo from Italy will also discuss the globalization of sustainable architecture in the colloquium, he added.
“The seminar is arranged to help enhance Iran’s cultural and scientific knowledge on bio-environment and find ways for more research on architecture in Iran,” he remarked.
The articles on sustainable architecture will later come out both in Italian and Persian after the seminar and will be available to university students.
An exhibit of maps on Iran’s sustainable architecture will also be held at the museum for one month, he concluded.
Photo: Wind-catching towers built on a traditional house in the central Iranian city of Yazd.