Deconstruction of masjid architecture

Nazaruddin, A. Farid (2017) Deconstruction of masjid architecture. Presented at 8th International Conference on Green Technology, 7 October 2017, Malang, Indonesia.

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Abstract

Masjid are the basic architecture the place of Moslem. Westerns often calls it a Mosque. Ideally, with different context and era, there should be different masjid architecture, with still guarding the main principals and values of Muhammad’s era masjid. Different area should be different interpretation of a masjid. Indonesia is the largest Moslem Country in the world. A good news for all Moslem in Indonesia is that the quantity of masjid are increasing. While the bad news is, with the increasing numbers of Masjid, it does not followed with contextual designs. Most of them are just copy paste of Classical Arabic style of masjid. Thus making the masjid, architecturally “out of place”. Today, we live in a modern era with dynamic advance in technology and information. Moslem now required thinking differently while guarding their values. An idea emerge in masjid architecture, which required being different also. Thus hoping to attract more jamaah, especially the young generation (who tend to think modern and contextual) to use the masjid. This paper examined the steps needed to designs and applied a deconstruction of masjid architecture, but keeping its values sacred. Hoping to create a more diverse and contextual masjid architecture. An idea worth trying for applications in Masjid Architecture.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: masjid; deconstruction; Islam; new ideas; values
Subjects: 12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1201 Architecture > 120102 Architectural Heritage and Conservation
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1201 Architecture > 120103 Architectural History and Theory
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1201 Architecture > 120109 Architecture of Building for Religious and Related Purposes > 12010901 Mosques and Minaret
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1203 Design Practice and Management > 120302 Design Innovation
Divisions: Faculty of Technology > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: A. Farid Nazaruddin
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2019 09:38

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