Archive for the ‘Mosque’ Category
Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
Article source: Arash G Tehrani Architrure
Not like the different forms that we know from churches, or temples; and the reformed morph of these buildings which allow a concrete cube with a cross to be well accepted as a church; not many changes in the form of “mosques” are accepted, specially in central Muslim regions. However many practitioners found no reference of any specific formula for mosque architecture in religious texts, not only the people still recognize a mosque with a traditional architecture and also a dome and minaret, some non-traditional practices showed unpleasant reactions. This project is a practice of Attribute-oriented Architecture to design a mosque with new day architecture, but also to have the spirit of the known one. The architect did not remove the functional elements, but the designed mosque is the decoded aspect of a traditional mosque, and its meanings.
East side of the façade – View from khovardin St., Image Courtesy © Arash G Tehrani
- Architects: Arash G Tehrani Architrure
- Project: Qods Mosque renovation concept
- Location: Darya Blv. Tehran, Iran
- Project Team: NaghshUrang Pars Consulting Engineers.
- Date: 2011
- Type: Religious
- Status: Concept proposal
- Client: Tehran Municipality, region 2.
- Arch Visualizer: PooriaAbasi
Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Article source: v2com
Our project integrates into its surroundings by respecting the urban fabric and existing buildings listed on the register of historic monuments. The use of the same type of stone, the preservation of existing buildings and respect for alignments all give the building an almost discreet character.
At the same time, the project establishes a strong identity, with the prayer hall and minaret recessed from the street.
The minaret and prayer hall are clad in white stone, symbolizing purity.
Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
Article source: WEYELL BERNER ARCHITEKTEN
`Enclosed space, defined by walls, arcades and moulds is the most important element of Islamic architecture` (Yaqub Zaki)
An open welcoming place
Open to all cardinal directions, the building and its internal arrangement of spaces aim to welcome and host people. It is configured as an all day municipal institution for public, religious, educational and social facilities. The chosen radial liturgy adopts the equipoise of traditional Islamic architecture.
Image Courtesy © Weyell Berner Architekten, Zürich
Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Article source: SADAR + VUGA
The SADAR+VUGA proposal for the new Central Mosque of Pristina has been awarded the second prize, whereas no first prize has been selected. Following the jury’s invitation we have developed the design proposal further for final jury’s selection of the design that will go into a design implementation phase.
Image Courtesy © SADAR + VUGA
- Architects: SADAR + VUGA
- Project: Central Mosque of Pristina Competition
- Location: Dardania, Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo
- Type: religious, cultural and educational center
- Source: open international competition
- Client: The Islamic Community of the Republic of Kosovo
- Site area: 8.103 m2
- Total floor area: 41.803 m2
- Structure: concrete, steelwork
- Cladding: artificial stone plates, aluminium shingles
- Program: mosque (number of male prayers 4.103, number of female prayer 2.543), social education center, shopping center, conference hall
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Article source: Dürig AG
The project for the new mosque in Prishtina takes the interplay of the single religious believer and the community of believers as the starting point for its design. The mosque is a place for worship for the Islamic community, where the single believing individual meets within the community for the common worship and praying which thus becomes an expression of the ceremonial act within the community.
Image Courtesy © Dürig AG
- Architects: Dürig AG
- Project: Central Mosque
- Location: Prishtina, Kosovo
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
Article source: Filter Architecture
Interior is located inside former industrial building. The project was commissioned by Muslim community of Bosnian immigrants, permanently residing in Zurich/Switzerland. Design is steered by a notion that conventional form of sacral spaces has an important symbolic function related to collective memory.
Image Courtesy Filter Architecture
- Architects: Filter Architecture
- Project: Prayer Hall – IBC Zurich
- Location: Zurich, Switzerland
- Net Area: 240 m2
- Costs: Estimated 360000 CHF
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Article source: Maden Group
The study starts from the first religious needs and the study of the earliest mosques architecture in Kosovo and in other countries to convey tradition through contemporary architecture. Our objective was to combine in the best mode architecture and religious rules.
Image Courtesy Maden GROUP
- Architects: Maden Group
- Project: Central Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry
- Location: Pristina, Kosovo
- Software used: Modeled in Archicad, rendered in Maxwell, and post-produced the renders in Photoshop and Lightroom. Diagrams and other graphics were made in CorelDraw and Illustrator.
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Article source: Aptum Architecture
MI’RAJ is one of two parts of the night ascension journey that the Islamic prophet Muhammad took in one night. It has been described as both a physical and spiritual journey. The proposal, MI’RAJ, is about a journey of ascension to prayer and the spatial experience that evolves. As the ascension to prayer begins, a sequence of events unfolds.
Image Courtesy APTUM Architecture
- Architects: Aptum Architecture
- Project: Mi’Raj Pristina Central Mosque
- Location: Prishtina, Kosovo
- Credits: APTUM ,Roger Hubeli and Julie Larsen (principals)
- Collaborators : Sinead C Mac Namara (structural engineer), Wes Chiang, Danny Duong, Andres Jaime, Andrew Paul, Bryan Scheib
- Year: 2013
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Article source: Studio Ö
Mosque and Cultural Center – Room For Prayer
By placing the new addition of the Islamic Cultural centre next to the existing building we where able to set the parameters and proportions of the new part freely. The new building is raised above the ground by round, slender pillars. The volume is connected to the existing building by a passage, linking the new building to the communication of the existing one. The proposed volume is closed to the outside and opening up on the inside. The concrete facade has an intricate pattern working with shifting planes, creating shadow effects and an elegant and playful expression.
- Architect: Studio Ö
- Name of Project: Room For Prayer
- Location: Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
- Type: Extension for Islamic Center of New England
- Stage: First prize in open architecture competition hosted arcbazar
- Size: Aprox 430 m²
Saturday, June 18th, 2011
Article source: Iki Architecture
IN MEMORY OF THE GREATEST ARCHITECT SINAN “ON MOSQUE ARCHITECTURE IDEAS COMPETITION”
Transparency and simplicity which are the basic principles of Islam, are the most basic fundamentals that shape our proposals.
The habit for arranging the worshipping area with Qibla direction was continued to be organized in a square form. The surrounding for this square form should be a transparent “Glass Lantern”. So that an idea emerged to create a “glass prism” where the carrying blocks and surfaces are formed by the same material in which the worshipping area will have an visual quality of the highest degree between the exterior day light and the worshipping area. In order to capture strong mystical ambiance, all the verses of the Quran were stamped on the transparent walls and ceiling surfaces.
- Architect: Iki Architecture
- Name of Project: Competition of İdea regarding Mosque Architecture
- Software used: Autocad , 3dsMax