مرکز مطالعات حکمت – دانش و فن معماری و شهرسازی ایرانی اسلامی

Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge, Tehran

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Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge, Tehran (Architect: Diba Tensile Architecture / Leila Araghian, Alireza Behzadi) - A multi-level bridge spanning a busy motorway has created a dynamic new urban space

imageTabiat Pedestrian Bridge, Tehran / Courtesy of Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka

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Bait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka (Architect: Marina Tabassum) - A refuge for spirituality in urban Dhaka, selected for its beautiful use of natural light

imageBait Ur Rouf Mosque, Dhaka / Courtesy of Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Friendship Centre, Gaibandha (Architect: Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury/URBANA) - A community centre which makes a virtue of an area susceptible to flooding in rural Bangladesh

imageFriendship Centre, Gaibandha / Courtesy of Aga Khan Award for Architecture

The Baitul Futuh Mosque by John McAslan + Partners is set to be the largest mosque in western Europe

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John McAslan + Partners has been commissioned to develop proposals for the Baitul Futuh Mosque, in Morden, South London - the largest Mosque in Western Europe.

A fire in 2015 destroyed significant elements of the complex, including function halls, offices, residences and other support functions, seriously impacting on the Ahmadiyya Muslim community which the Mosque serves. Reinstating the fire-damaged elements of the building is a priority, but the practice is also exploring long-term opportunities in order to establish an overall development framework that responds to the client’s wider aspirations.

The proposals envisage a new formal facade which would present a distinguished frontage and entrance in the form of a new wing, as well creating a more generous courtyard space and increased accommodation. Separate vehicle and pedestrian entrances will create safer access, with new hard and soft landscaping enhancing the approach to the Mosque complex. The scheme will be submitted for planning at the end of the summer.

Rafiq Hayat, National President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, said: “John McAslan + Partners are world renowned architects and the proposed design reflects their high standard of creativity and expertise that is also shaping how we can better manage the flow and space in and around the complex.”

John McAslan, Chairman of John McAslan + Partners, adds: “We are honoured to have been given this prestigious opportunity to design a long-term, strategic masterplan for the Baitul Futuh Mosque, which serves one of Europe’s most significant Muslim communities.”

Nick Myall

News Editor

Mosque by John McAslan + Partners in London, United Kingdom

Musolla by Ong&Ong wins Cityscape 2011 Islamic Architecture Award

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The principal architects of this Eco Park are Tan Kee Keat and Ahmad Syazli Mat Husin from Ong&Ong (Malaysia). Both architects envision a religious building design that is not solely symbolic but also promotes the idea of a Musolla as a social place that connects people, enabling them to share and exchange knowledge. This is achieved with the provision of adaptable spaces throughout the building.

Inspired by Arabic calligraphy, the Musolla takes its form from ‘MIM’ the first Arabic letter in the word Musolla which means ‘a place for praying’. Starting at the ‘tail’ tip one ritually ascends the long ramp to the main prayer hall from the garden embarking on this ‘path’ towards enlightenment. The main prayer hall cantilevers above a body of water - the purest of spaces.

‘MIM’ is one of the mysterious letters in Quran, many of the chapters of the Quran start off with specific Arabic letters which it nowhere explains. One of which is Al- Baqarah; which starts with; Alif, Lam and Mim. Notice the simple stroke of its cursive form; turbulent in the beginning and straight towards the end; it literally depicts the journey in which each individual perseveres through life. The cursive written form of Mim illustrates the essence of finding clarity after confronting hardship. Notice this subtle message being conveyed when the alphabet is being written.

Placed on an uninterrupted lawn the musolla is more a sculpture/pavilion/art installation in the landscape than a building proper. Unfinished concrete, gabion walls and timber conveys raw truthfulness. The screen combines three Arabic patterns with different density, arranged in a khufi calligraphy style, forming the one of the most famous surah in the Quran, Surah Al-Ikhlas (the Fidelity) aka At-Tawhid (Monotheism). It is a short declaration of tauhid, God’s absolute unity, consisting of 4 sentences.

The arrangement brings interesting play of light into the main prayer hall. The idea is that the Musolla should not function solely as a place for prayers but also a community space which allows for gatherings and events, sort of a community centre, which the architect believes is what a true mosque should be.

There is also an attempt to break away from the typical notion (in Malaysia) of how a mosque should look (usually associated with dome like structures). When seen solely as sacred places, Mosques/Musolla will naturally take a more symbolic form. However, it is the designer’s intention to bring back the original concept of a Mosques/Musolla as a community centre as it was back in the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) era. The design of the Eco Park Musolla allows a more flexible usage of space.

The Eco Park Musolla sits like a sculpture. It is a building that minimises its footprint, features natural ventilation and natural lighting. The facilities provided also responds to the lifestyle of the Malaysian community that includes a lot of social gatherings (kenduri) for numerous occasions (i.e weddings, deaths, celebrations).

ECO PARK MUSOLLA by ong&ong in ECO PARK, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Why Islamic Architecture in the United States is Failing American Muslims

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This essay by Jenine Kotob was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Why Now, More Than Ever, We Need A New Islamic Architecture."

At a time when Muslims find themselves at the center of the nation’s political stage, the topic of Islamic architecture in the United States is more relevant than ever. The American mosque has become a prominent symbol, within which identities, practices, and cultures converge. More often than not, this convergence results in conflicting goals, further resulting in mosques that fail to identify and serve the needs of their diverse constituents.

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مناظره تلوزیونی با موضوع «معماری؛ هویت پذیری یا فرهنگ سازی؟» از شبکه افق

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مناظره تلوزیونی با موضوع «معماری؛ هویت پذیری یا فرهنگ سازی؟» از شبکه افق

مناظره تلوزیونی با موضوع معماری، مورخ ۲۴ شهریور ماه ۹۶ از شبکه افق سیما پخش می گردد.

برنامه تلویزیونی «۱۸۰ درجه»

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معماری؛ هویت پذیری یا فرهنگ سازی؟

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دکتر مصطفی بهزادفر؛ عضو هیأت علمی و رئیس دانشکده معماری و شهرسازی دانشگاه علم و صنعت ایران
دکتر حیدر جهانبخش؛ عضو هیأت علمی و رئیس دانشکده هنر و معماری دانشگاه پیام نور

زمان پخش برنامه: جمعه ۲۴ شهریور ماه ۱۳۹۶، ساعت ۲۰:۳۰ – شبکه افق سیمامناظره تلوزیونی با موضوع «معماری؛ هویت پذیری یا فرهنگ سازی؟» از شبکه افق- امشب

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