Sehazade Mosque Analysis

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Abstract Sehazade Mosque is one of the most elegant architects designed by Sinan Mimar authorized by Suleyman the Magnificent in the memory of his beloved son Sehzade Mehmet. Ottoman architect is the symbol of originality. Sehazde mosque is a masterpiece by Sinan Mimar. In this paper, I will review and summarize two articles that discuess Shezade Mosque critically. The first article by Erişmiş, M. C., & Gezerman titled “Architectural Criticism of Suleymaniye Complex in Context of Suleiman and Architect Sinan” geneally describes the properties and charectristics of the building. The second article by Takikawa titled “Hagia Sophia and Sinan’s Mosques: Structure and Decoration in Süleymaniye Mosque and Selimiye Mosque.”, discusses the Ottoman…show more content…
They deeply analyzed the properties of the building. The article basically focuses on how Suleymaniye complex was built, and how the building is being used recently. The article also gives detailed information on Suleiman the Magnificent and the Architect Sinan. Suleiman was the most powerful leader of the world. During his period the size of Ottoman Empire increased excessively. He ordered the construction of many building among which some were mosques. His architectural work includes the holy lands and many other places. Architect Sinan Mimar was heavily involved in the army of Suleiman I. He managed the Ottoman Army for quite a long time. Sinan worked as an architect for half of the century. The buildings he made were mostly tombs, mosque, medresse, zawiye, school, bridges, warehouses etc. The unparalleled work of Sinan and his classical Ottoman architecture is depicted in his three big projects which he completed successfully. Sehzade Mosque is one of them. Sehzade Mosque Complex is located in Istanbul. Sehzade mosque contain four half domes and a huge central dome, which is a model for other mosques. It was built on the order of Suleiman the Magnificent as a memorial of his most wise son Sehzade Mehmed who died at a very young age in…show more content…
The complex is versatile in use and it has been being utilized as a higher education facility and the mosque collectively displays the importance of science and technology in a of historical and modern mixture. Sehzade complex is located between Fatih and Bayezid complexes. ( Erişmiş & Gezerman, 2014) Takikawa analyzed the features of some great Ottoman mosques along with their originality. In 1453 after conquering Constantinople, the architect of Ottoman Empire Sinan Mimar changed the style of the mosques. The Ottoman Empire, in essence, adopted Byzantine architecture. Sinan Mimar was the chief architect of Ottoman Empire from 1489 to 1588. He focused on constructing the half domes of the mosques. Sehzade mosques also constructed with four half domes. But critics claim the originality of by refusing the impact of Byzantine architect. This article denies all the critics that suspect the originality of the Ottoman Mosque architecture. The spatiality of the most important buildings of Istanbul has been analyzed though the article. Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye Cami, and Selimiye Cami are considered the prototype of the great Ottoman mosques. The article includes the comparison and contrast of two mosques

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