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Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centres (Electronic book text)
Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centres (Electronic book text): Akel Kahera, Latif Abdul-Malik, Craig Anz

Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centres (Electronic book text)

Akel Kahera, Latif Abdul-Malik, Craig Anz

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The design principles necessary to create functional and dynamic contemporary mosques can be hard to grasp for those unfamiliar with the Islamic faith. 'Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centers' provides an easy-to-use and practical set of guidelines for mosque design, illustrated with 300 line drawings. Case studies of urban mosques in New York, Washington, Boston, and London and Birmingham amongst others, demonstrate how mosques and Islamic centers have evolved to integrate into the urban scenario. The book also compares tenets from Western and Eastern religious and secular philosophies and discusses their relation to architectural creation, place-making, meaning, and identity. The book shows how mosques fulfill multiple faith-based and social roles through their design; it provides a wide-ranging, basic understanding of Islamic liturgical conventions and secular functions to enable architects, designers, and community advocates to work with confidence. 'Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centers' is the first dedicated design guide for mosques and Islamic centers available. Features case studies from the USA, UK, and Europe
Explains fundamental principles to make it easy to create viable design solutions for these exacting buildings that fulfi ll a range of social and religious roles.

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Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2009
Authors: Akel Kahera • Latif Abdul-Malik • Craig Anz
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 93
ISBN-13: 978-1-282-25797-9
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > Architectural structure & design
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > Religious buildings
LSN: 1-282-25797-8
Barcode: 9781282257979

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