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Using essence of Islamic architecture as a reference for shapping today’s contemporary Islamic architecture

Soomro, Ali Raza and Awada, Hasan M.I. (2014) Using essence of Islamic architecture as a reference for shapping today’s contemporary Islamic architecture. Science International Lahore, 26 (3). pp. 1337-1349. ISSN 1013-5316

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This paper presents Islamic architecture through its essence, by grasping its characteristics and the depth of its philosophy for shaping Contemporary Islamic Composition. It focuses on two issues: The unchangeable combination of the essence of Islamic Architecture. Secondly, the issue of addressing the question of how to shape a contemporary design from the essence of the Islamic architecture and convert it into architectural relations. The findings suggest that the definition of the essence of Islamic architecture and definition of the contemporary design are based on values and relations not on just the copy of elements in its traditional image, even if they are edited by new materials but they are still traditions in their sense and combination. In addition, the paper presents the essence of Islamic architecture is a composition of authenticity of the traditions to interact with progress and meeting of continuous growing needs of human kind.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3630/38717
Uncontrolled Keywords: Essence of Islamic Architecture, Contemporary Islamic Architecture, Architectural relations, Values
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H61 Theory. Method
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Raza Soomro
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 10:07
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 14:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38717

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