The local features in the Islamic architecture
The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning,
2010, Volume 9, Issue 19, Pages 234-255
AbstractIslamic architecture has spread in a wide geographical regions, covering many areas and cities with distinct civilizations, Most of these areas and cities imposed their local architectural features on the forms of Islamic buildings in these areas due to the flexibility that characterized the process of composition output of Islamic architecture represented in different functional patterns as mosques, palaces, schools, baths and markets.
This paper tries to study in-depth the existence of these local features and its assets in a range of distinct civilized areas covered by Islamic architecture. Reviewing previous studies concerning the research topic revealed the problem of the research which was the absence of enough theoretical knowledge about the details of local features in the Islamic architecture models, Thus, the research made it its goal to determine impact of these features on Islamic architecture and to disclose the process of employing it in the Islamic architecture buildings. To achieve this goal, the research adopted an approach with a number of steps: first, determining a theoretical framework with a collection of detailed vocabulary for studying the impact of local features, as the types of local features, the types of processing these features, and locations of the impact of them within the building, and the nature of the functions performed by these features, Then the application of this theoretical framework on mosques buildings in Islamic architecture in a group of areas with distinct civilizations and up to analyze the results and determine the deductions.
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