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Communal Mosques: Design functionality towards the development of sustainability for community

Date Added

24/07/2019

Content Type

Documentary

Category

Researches

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Subject Area

Architecture - Sustainability

Author

Nurul ‘Athiqah Baharudin and Alice Sabrina Ismail

Publisher Name

Elsevier Ltd.

Year of Publication

2014


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


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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.


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