Communal Mosques: Design functionality towards the development of sustainability for community
Architecture - Sustainability
Nurul ‘Athiqah Baharudin and Alice Sabrina Ismail
Year of Publication
1. Introduction 2. Mosque as a communal muslim catalyst 2.1. Criteria of communal mosque towards a sustainable environment from the aspect of form and space-making 2.1.1. Form 2.1.2. Space (Spatial organization) 3. Method of study 3.1. Semiotic as research methodology 3.2. Hermeneutic as research methodology 4. Findings and discussion 4.1. Seri Petaling mosque 4.1.1. Form 4.1.2. Space 4.2. An-Nadhah mosque 4.2.1. Form 5. Conclusion
The aim of this paper is to describe on the design of prominent communal mosque found in Muslim and non-Muslim countries and understanding on how these mosques are developed to fulfill the needs of the Muslim community and create a sustainable environment by using comparative studies.
Many of mosque design in the present modern
Muslim is interpreted as an object-centered form rather than emphasizing on the quality of space and function. This
research is based on qualitative researches, text interpretation and observation. This study offers new insights by
formulating new design approach and guideline in designing future communal mosques.