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adaptation of islamic geometrical tessellation in contemporary skyscrapper

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on 21 October 2013

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Transcript of adaptation of islamic geometrical tessellation in contemporary skyscrapper

ADAPTATION OF
ISLAMIC GEOMETRICAL TESSELLATION
IN CONTEMPORARY MOSQUE
- 'GOD is the unseen and nothing is unto HIM'
ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE
Umayyad
Abbasid
Seljuk
Sunni Revival
1. What is the factor that influence the design of islamic patterns ?
Timescale influence : evolution in design
First level classification
2. Geometric patterns process
Second Level
Girih Tiles
Decagon
Bow tie
Pendagon
Rhombus
Elongate
Hexagon
3. Representation of Islamic geometry
- Sophistication and popularity of science ,
astronomy math in Muslim world
- Represent the unchanging law of GOD
- Easier to represent ideals in 2 dimensional
- Symbolize equal radiation (star)
4. Adaptation of geometry patterns in contemporary mosque in Malaysia
Putrajaya Mosque
Mosque Lutfullah
Difference in traditional mosque adaptation and modern mosque adaptation
Traditional :
Modern :
Carving
Weaving
Revivalism
Vernacular
Act as a Islamic symbol rather than the symbol of GOD
: a reminder of the hayday of Islam world
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