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Bait Ur Rayan / Archello

Symbolism through geometric interpretation is an imperative feature of Islamic art and architecture. Islam prescribes symbolic or suggestive approach rather than literal representation of any sort. This makes geometry one of the most vital tools in abstraction of symbolism in Mosque design, which seeks its development through the philosophy and way of life. In this particular mosque, the project brief had the firm requirements of having the traditional symbolic elements of a mosque like the dome, minarets and arch. This imposed criteria was taken as rather an opportunity by the designers to exercise the abstraction of the traditional symbols in mosque architecture. Hence the concept of “Abstract Semiotics” was adopted for the design of Bait Ur Raiyan mosque. This principle was applied in measurable mass and space, and other immeasurable aspects with a deeper perceptual level.


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