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Architectural review on the contemporary mosque/ masjid architecture of Malaysia: where are we heading?

Mohd Nawawi, Norwina and Abdul Majid, Noor Hanita and Jahn Kassim, Puteri Shireen and Othman, Rosniza and Md. Sharif, Harlina (2016) Architectural review on the contemporary mosque/ masjid architecture of Malaysia: where are we heading? In: The International Symposium of the New Quest for the Mosque Architecture in Contemporary Era, 18th-19th Nov. 2016, Giresun. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Malay World had witness evolutionary of Mosque designs from simple domestic timber structures to palatial built form of concrete, glass, and steel influenced by times, place, patron, economic and society. Lying at the crossroad between the West and Eastern trade routes, the designs of Malaysian mosques are a reflection of its society of the time and were categorized by scholars into several variants based on its influence and context. The interpretation of Mosque architecture as Islamic architecture continues to flourish the discussion by concern academics and design by practicing architects with no end. With the objective of getting on track to the very purpose why we design and built mosques as servants of Allah, this paper review the ideas and approaches of selected contemporary examples of Malaysian mosques design built within the last ten years. Through the thoughts of the designing architects and compare them to the reflective account of the scholars and academics, a forward direction based on 'beauty in its core spirituality content', resume in captivating the various stakeholders' perception of sustainable mosque architecture in a holistic sense. Mosque is a foundation to the existence of Muslim society of the place. The dynamics of the architecture must facilitate the continual spiritual embodiment of Muslims wherever they are, in whatever form or structure time and context has to offer.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 2915/53699
Uncontrolled Keywords: mosque, design, malaysia
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA100 Architecture and the state
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA190 History
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings > NA4590 Religious buildings
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Ar Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 10:23
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 09:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53699

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