Cosmic Motifs & Elements in Seljuk and Ottoman ArchitectureLEARN MORE
The structure of Mosques and other buildings draw inspiration from descriptions in the Qur'an as well as pre-...
The Scholars of Seville – Artists, Architecture and GovernmentLEARN MORE
Seville was a key centre of Islamic Civilisation in Spain. Here you can read about the architect of the...
One of the small mahfills in Suleymaniye Mosque
Influence of Acoustic Data in Architectural DesignLEARN MORE
Sinan's is renowned for its success in the acoustic design of mosques is. Read further to discover the...
Figure 1. Plan of Al-Hakim Mosque showing the five aisled prayer hall and porticoes resembling the Al-Azhar Mosque.
Al-Hakim Mosque, Cairo (990-1012)LEARN MORE
Al Hakim Mosque is the second major Fatimid Mosque and the fourth most important religious edifice in Egypt....
Figure 1. Plan of Mshatta Palace.
Mshatta Palace, Jordan; 743-744 CELEARN MORE
Msatta is a renowned Ummayad palace with spectacular architectural and artistic details that continues to...
Figure 1. Plan of the Karatay Madrasa showing the dominance of the central hall (covered court).
Karatay Madrasa, Konya 1252LEARN MORE
Karatay Madrasa can be considered as the apex of Seljuk architectural small space design. Major features of...