It has a rectangular prayer hall and next to it a porticoed courtyard, which opens to the main entrance and a square minaret. The prayer chamber is protected by aisles and has a dome on top as a roof. A dome, or qubba, is one of the many significant features of most mosques because it signifies the roof of heaven. The outside facades of the Island Mosque is different on two sides. The facades facing the mainland are mostly closed with not many openings, while the side facing the sea (as mentioned before) has many openings.
Masjid-I-Shah Mosque Iran Introduction First, most cities with sizable Muslim population has a primary congregational mosque. The mosques are built with diverse designs and dimension which illustrate the style and geographical region. The unique designs demonstrate the architect’s expertise. The congregational mosques are expanded based on growth and the needs of the umma. Masjid-i-Shah mosque is an example of stunning buildings in the world.
SULTAN QABOOS GRAND MOSQUE General Information: The Sultan Qaboos grand mosque is located in Muscat, Oman, designed by Mohammed Saleh Makiya and Quad Design for His Majesty Sultan Qaboos to be the largest most beautiful mosque in Oman, and to stand out a unique piece of architecture. The mosques can be visited by non-Muslims except on Friday, and it is considered as a contemporary Islamic architecture. Construction: The conceptual design of the mosque started at 1992, while the construction took 6 years starting from 1995 ending 2001. The mosque is constructed on a raised podium to lift the mosque from the street level and this is a feature of Omani traditional mosques. The reason behind the slow moving of construction is reflecting the amount
Karachi is the biggest mega city of Pakistan and hosts more than 18 million people. It is the capital of Sindh, and also the hub of the country’s commercial activity. Most of the businesses that operate in the country have their head offices in Karachi, as well as various factories, manufacturing plants, and a wide range of retail and service sectors. It also hosts the country’s main port and hence is the capital of trade as well. It’s fast pace of technological and infrastructural development, along with the various educational and economic opportunities, the city has attracted a huge amount of migrants from other cities and rural areas.
For the exterior cladding of Burj Khalifa, More than 26,000 glass panels have been used Armani Group will take up 15 floors out of the lower 39 floors. The other 108 floors will have 900 private residential apartments. The 76th storey of the tower comprises outdoor zero-entry swimming pool, at the same time the rest of the floors contains corporate offices and suites. Nevertheless, the 122nd floors house the Atmosphere restaurant, 123rd houses a sky lobby, and 124th floor contains an indoor and outdoor observation deck. The worldest tallest building has ability to keep at least 25,000 people at a time and 57 elevators and 8
Being the Islamic nation, it is not tough to find a mosque in Dhaka, capital city of Bangladesh. Every zone of the city has, at least, one mosque. For my work, I went to Gausul Azam mosque, located at Shahajanpur Dhaka. The mosque is three storied and is still under construction. Albeit, it is open for the people to pray.
In total it has 22 small domes which symbolize the 22 years of the construction of the Taj Mahal. Around the building is the large dome in the center is the Crown Palace. Surrounding the area there are four chhatris (dome-shaped pavilions which are commonly used in Indian architecture); and at the ends of the platform there are four minarets culminating in even smaller domes, these structures were built at an obtuse angle outward so that in case of an earthquake-- which are common in that region-- they do not fall on the main building. Geometry and symmetry are basic characteristics of Indian architecture and they are inserted into a unifying framework of the complex grounds of the Taj
The mosque was made in Edirne, Turkey, which was the capital of the Ottoman Empire between 1367 and 1742. The mosque is a centrally planned building, radiating from the center point. The main structure of the mosque consists of 18 small domes around a dominating central dome held up by an octagonal supporting system with eight monumental pillars. The interior plan features geometric patterns and mathematical proportions. The numerous windows penetrating through the walls and ceiling allow for light to stream in, making the large central dome appear weightless.
It is said to be an exact replica of the mosque in Mecca and details derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture. • Fatehpur Sikri is designed as a city within a city, the core of the city are the two main rectangular courts called the ‘Mahal-i-Khas’ (the gathering place of the court), and the ‘Diwan-i-Aam’ (the gathering place of the people), it measures approximately 175 m x 90m which served as the residence of the emperor besides his administrative center, where he sought the Council of Ministers. • The Buland-Darwaza was added some five years later and this 175-feet entrance gate of Fatehpur Sikri is considered to be the highest gateway in the world. This masterpiece depicts rich heritage of Arab and Central Asia merged with Indo-Islamic traditional forms. The city is built on a flat terrain of a rocky sandstone ridge rising some 30m to 45 m above the surrounding plain (Fig.
“Masjid Al-Haram” is the largest mosque in the world, housed in Mecca, which surrounds the “Kaaba”. Crucially, Mecca is the direction of the prayer for the Muslims. 1. DUBAI An undisputed millionaire’s playground when it comes to luxurious lifestyle, spending and investing. Dubai is the new emerging global superpower city, rising every second from the Emirati peninsula and taking the whole of the Middle East by storm as the prominent business, aviation, real estate, financial and tourism hub.