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Reminiscing traditional masjid architecture in a contemporary world: The making of Masjid Al-Falah

Mohd Nawawi, Norwina and Sapian, Abdul Razak and Mohd Yunus, Yahaya and Ali, Maisarah and Ibrahim, Mansor (2016) Reminiscing traditional masjid architecture in a contemporary world: The making of Masjid Al-Falah. In: Dimensions of Masjid Architecture-Perspectives and Writings in Theory and Design. Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, IIUM, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 199-206. ISBN 978-983-3142-33-0

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Abstract

This article is written based on an actual project under Prime Minister's Grant to extend an existing village masjid - Al-Falah Masjid at Belukar Luas, Ketereh, Kota Bharu. The existing masjid was design based on an Indian architecture with domes, arches, and finials. Given as Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED), IIUM's community project, the team appointed for the project from day 1 to completion, had embarked on the search for an appropriate masjid architecture. Literature review and case study visits were conducted on the traditional masjid of Kelantan and emerge a proposal of a Nusantara Masjid type to house the new 500 qariah from the existing 300. There were many challenges in its implementation. The project cost has been the bottom line for construction where changes have to be made to keep the project to below RM1 million. The outcome, however, is a blessing to both the team and the qariah of the masjid where the spirit of the traditional past can be relived in this opportune project despite all odds.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 2915/56222 The article had won silver IRIIE research poster in 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: traditional masjid, community, design
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA190 History
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA4100 Special classes of buildings > NA4590 Religious buildings
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1000 Systems of building construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Ar Dr Norwina Mohd Nawawi
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2017 09:15
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2017 09:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56222

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