Sema and Its Related Spaces Effects on Framework, Architectural and Urban Spaces of Chalapioghlu Khangah (Zanjan,Iran)

Document Type : Original Paper


1 Ph. D,Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Islamic Azad University Shabestar Branch

2 Msc on Architecture, Department of Architecture, Islamic Azad University, shabestar Branch

3 Master of Art on Architecture, Department of Architecture, Islamic Azad University ,Ahar Branch


In study of sema and its related architectural spaces in chalabioghlu khanghah, the main goal is to understand the most important principles of spaces formation in the complex. To achieve this goal, at the very first place it’s necessary to study Sema tradition itself in the second step, architecture of the complex should be taken to consideration, both as a whole and in details. Acquiring all these information, it would be possible perspective of how the space was shaped and know the prominent factors in this relationship. Also their functions and relations would be completely clarified, in order to have a proper answer for how Sema had effected the symbolic conformation of the complex. The results will classify the compartments and features which form Khanghah complexes in accordance with different levels of Islamic art, as well as the way function had modified the process of building formation.