Hasht Bihisht Palace

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Title

Hasht Bihisht Palace
Hasht Behesht
eight heavens (in Persian)
هشت بهشت

Agent

Unknown Persian architect

Location

Eşfahān, Eşfahān, Iran
Eastern side of Chahar Bagh-e Abbasi St
32°39'13.4"N 51°40'12.7"E

Date

1669
17th century

Style Period

Safavid (style)
Safavid dynasty (period)
Islamic

Cultural Context

Iranian
Persian

Worktype

palace
pavilion

Material

brick
wood
marble

Technique

vaulting
wood frame

Subject

Architecture and City Planning
Hasht Behesht Palace
Isfahan
Eastern iwan
Shah Soleiman

Description

Exterior view, partial view
Partial view of Eastern side of the building
Located in the center of the Garden of Nightingales (the Bagh-e Bulbul), the Hasht Behesht is one of Isfahan's two surviving Safavid pavilions. Built under Shah Sulaiman some twenty years after the Chihil Sutun, it is quite different in style from the earlier pavilion, although it exhibits the same concern for the interplay of interior and exterior spaces. 'Hasht Behesht' translates as 'Eight Paradises' and refers to a Timurid palace building type consisting of two stories of four corner rooms around a central domed space. In Isfahan, the corner rooms are octagonal, forming massive pillars that define four large openings leading to large porches in the south, east and west, and an iwan in the north. The vault of the central space is detailed with polychrome muqarnas and is capped with a lantern.

Rights

© Saif Haq
Users must request permission from the copyright holder for all use in publications, including theses and dissertations.

ID

Haq0083

Source

Saif Haq

State Edition

8/1/1991

Collection

Citation

architect, Unknown Persian, Hasht Bihisht Palace, 1669, Eşfahān, Eşfahān, Iran, TTU Arch Design Images. Image Source: Saif Haq. https://archimage.lib.ttu.edu/items/show/18012.

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