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3rd Track : Rethinking Design Morphology & Composition

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Research paper Title

Integration of Sustainability and Cultural, Spiritual and Aesthetic Aspects in Mosque Design

Personal Biography

1946: Born in Alexandria, Egypt 1968: Bachelor in Architecture, Cairo Univ 1972: Diploma of Higher Studies in Arch., Cairo Univ 1976: Master of Landscape Architecture, Univ of Georgia, USA (also a Teaching Assistant). 1980: Doctorate of Environmental Design and Planning, Virginia Tech., USA (also a Lecturer). 1976 till now: More than 40 publications in Env. Design & researches in Art, and two published books. One of them : Farahat, Abdelmohsen, The Arabian Concept of Space in Environment and Form, Beirut: Universal, 2020. 1978 to 2016: Assistant Prof., Assoc. Prof. & Full Professor, in the Faculty of Env. Design, KAU. Faculty member, Chairman of the Landsc. Arch. Dept, Coordinator of the Sch. of Env. Design, KAU. 1968 till now: Several projects in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, including more than 10 international awards (in addition to local prizes), professional and academic. 1973 till now: Public Art projects, integrated with Landscape Arch. 2015 till now: Participation in more than 10 Art Group Exhibitions and 3 Personal Exhibitions. 2015 till now: Poetry writing.

Paper Abstract

One of the important characteristics of historic Muslim Architecture was the integration of the functional, including productivity, with the aesthetic, including symbolism. This was clearly exemplified in the historic Muslim Garden , which was both productive and aesthetic . Fountains, especially in Andalusia, Spain were also used as part of the irrigation system of a garden. Another example is Almashrabya ( bow window with lattice work . The attempt in this paper is to explore this integration further and in contemporary terms. Sustainability issues related to climatic responses, including natural illumination, can enrich spiritual and aesthetic effects, for the benefit of the whole. Efficient utilization of space can be associated with a hierarchy of sequence in spatial experience, also enriching spiritual and aesthetic effects. The new contemporary factors affecting minaret design can decrease its mass and even open horizons for transparency, with the sky. Above issues will be dealt with both theoretically and in design examples. This integrative approach is seen as one of the positive and genuine directions of the future, countering some current trends aiming at novelty in form, regardless of meaning.
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لوريم إيبسوم دولور سيت أميت، كونسيكتيتور أديبيسينغ إليت. سد كونسيكوات فيليت أت أنتي بيبندوم، إن ديكتوم إليت ديغنيسيم. إنتيجر أك ليغولا إو كوام كومودو إليمنتوم. أليكوام إيرات فولوتبات. فيسللوس أوت جوستو فيل سابين إيفيسيتور كورسوس. بروين نك ليو فيل دولور جرافيدا كونسيكتيتور. أوت إيد تورتور نيك توربيس لاسينيا فيوغيات. أليكوام إيرات فولوتبات. بيلينتيسكو