Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 331–352 | Cite as

The Geometrical Regularization for Covering Irregular Bases with Karbandi

  • Amir Amjad Mohammadi
  • Maziar Asefi
  • Ahad Nejad Ebrahimi


Karbandi is an arched covering pattern in Persian architecture which provides the interior of a structure with a particular geometric elegance and integrates architecture and structure in the creation of a meaningful spaces. The use of these structures is highly demanded in contemporary Persian architecture but requires a creative, modern design and construction strategy in order to meet new requirements, since traditional methods for implementing them causes them to be applicable only on regular bases. Here the authors investigate a solution to broaden their use over irregular geometry. This paper also aims at determining the possibility of administrating Karbandi geometry in the boundaries of an irregular polygonal shape. The result of this paper shows that it is possible to calculate and implement a Karbandi geometry in irregular bases when some specific conditions are met.


Karbandi Karbandi geometry Cross-ribbed vaulting Vaults Persian architecture Islamic architecture  



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tabriz Islamic Art UniversityTabrizIran

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