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Street, landscape and courtyard: study on the essence of public space in Islamic built environment

Darkhani, Faiza and Asif, Nayeem and Utaberta, Nangkula and Sabil, Azmal and Mohd Ali, Mohd Hafiz and Rahman, Zaim Akmal Abd (2019) Street, landscape and courtyard: study on the essence of public space in Islamic built environment. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 8 (1.9 (2019)). pp. 543-546. ISSN 0975-8364 E-ISSN 2249-3255

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This paper explores the elements that shape the public spaces in Islamic cities. A sharp contrast has been highlighted between early era of Islamic cities and contemporary era. The main characteristic of public space are accessibility and usability for all citizens. However, current developments, primary observed in cities, suggest the loss of a clear distinction between public and private space. Space with public functions like mosques, courtyard and bazar are changing in character are spreading. This study focuses on three major components such as street market, landscape and courtyards. Further study in this regard are suggested to explore the characteristics of public spaces in Islamic cities in depth in order to compare among regions, cultures and different time periods

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9155/74032
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public space,security,social control,urban studies
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.36 Sustainable architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Depositing User: Dr Nayeem Asif
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 15:22
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 23:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74032

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