This house near Ferdowsi Square was built by the Russian architect Alexander Belyn in 1938. Belyn was working for Kampsax – a Danish construction company founded in 1917 which had several projects in Iran, including the construction of 900 km of cross-country railroads.
According to the latest news Zahiroleslam’s House is going to be demolished soon. The house is one of the rare examples of the architectural fusion style of the early 20th century that combines elements of Iranian traditional architecture with European styles.
In 1901 Prince Malek Mansur Mirza Shao es-Saltaneh ordered Ali-Akbar Mozayyen-al-Dawla Naghash-bashi to make a decorative iron transenna for the Tomb of Hafez. The current Mausoleum was designed by André Godard, French archeologist and architect, in the late 1930s.
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