WHEN MODERNISM MEETS ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE

WHEN MODERNISM MEETS ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE

Last year’s posting on 35 DAZZLING ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE looked into the Islamic concept of simplicity.

In this festive day of Eid-al-Fitr 2016 (End of Ramadan), we relook into the modern approach of the Islamic concept. The design questions lie on whether the modern construction method may have overshadowed the Islamic concept. Amidst Modernism, whether the Islamic spatial concept is retained.

Here we look into samples of Modernising Islamic Architecture

01-TENSILE STRUCTURE
Extendable Shelter Space

002_Mountain Tents for Hajj Pilgrims
Mountain Tents for Hajj Pilgrims,
Prototypes in Muna
1981

001_Half-Folded Shade Umbrellas at the Prophet’s Mosque
Half-Folded Shade Umbrellas at the Prophet’s Mosque
Mahmoud Bodo Rasch
Madinah, Saudi Arabia

02-FAÇADE & ROOF STRUCTURE
Outlook

004_Ali ben Youssef Madersa, Marrakesh, Morocco
Ali ben Youssef Madersa, Marrakesh, Morocco
Louis Montrose
2008

003_Marrakesh Menara airport
Marrakesh: Menara airport
http://www.christinnn.com/home/morocco-pt2-architecture-design-in-marrakesh

03-MASHRABIYA
Habitable Space under Shelter

005_Mashrabiya of the old part of Basra city, 1954
Mashrabiya of the old part of Basra city, 1954
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2687000

006_Mashrabiya House
Mashrabiya House
Architects: Senan Abdelqader
Location: Jerusalem, Palestine
Project Area: 1700 sqm
Photographs: Amit Giron
Is it a Mashrabiya House ?

04-SKYSCRAPER
Repetition of Ancient Islamic patterns

008_Tomb of Hafez inShiraz, 1935
Complex girih patterns with 16-, 10- and 8-point stars at different scales
in ceiling of the Tomb of Hafez inShiraz, 1935
By Pentocelo
CC BY 3.0,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4129063

007_Burj Doha Skyscraper
Burj Doha Skyscraper
By Arwcheek – Photographed from the street
Previously published: n/a,
CC BY-SA 3.0,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30538551

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