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Systematic review of sustainable design approach for Mosque

Mat Sobri, Mohamad Ikhram and Ismail, Sumarni and Sabil, Azmal and Yusof, Hanita and Asif, Nayeem and Setiyowati, Ernaning (2021) Systematic review of sustainable design approach for Mosque. Journal of Islamic Architecture (JIA), 6 (4). pp. 369-375. ISSN 2086-2636 E-ISSN 2356-4644

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As one of the prominent public spaces for the community, Mosque is considered one of the high energy consumption buildings. Many modern mosques are designed and built without respecting the contextual environment, resulting in a non-environmental friendly Mosque. In Malaysia, the operating cost of mosques is majorly relying on public funds, and statistically are high specifically for electricity usage. Due to the use of air conditioners in cooling down the huge prayer hall due to the non-environmental design consideration. Hence, it is crucial to justify sustainable design approaches in mosques to develop environmentally friendly mosques. On the other side, the environmentally friendly mosque design is important as one of the monumental Islamic symbols that shall manifest Islam's values and philosophies towards the benefits of 'Alam' (world). The main objective of this study is to analyze the principles of Islamic methods in attaining the attributes of sustainable mosque design. It systematically reviews the existing publications to discover the concepts, definitions, and issues regarding the sustainable design approach-es for Mosque. Based on the conducted reviews, sustainable design strategies for mosques are suggested at the end of this paper. The Mosque can use some renewable technologies to save energy and be concerned about the climate condition for its design. Furthermore, it can also use sustainable materials, use natural ventilation and daylighting to provide good indoor air quality and be concerned about the social life of Muslim's religious activities.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: islamic principles,mosque,sustainable design
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > Islamic art and architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Nayeem Asif
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2023 10:43
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2023 10:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103372

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