Floating mosque

dc.contributor.authorMufti, Shimaa Talalen
dc.contributor.committeechairJones, James R.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGalloway, William U.en
dc.contributor.committeememberGartner, Howard Scotten
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-28T08:02:00Zen
dc.date.available2023-07-28T08:02:00Zen
dc.date.issued2023-07-27en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis aims to apply an abstract method of design concerned with the integration of Islamic texts and building. This method was applied to a mosque floating on the water in the city of Jeddah, where the spaces were formed in a manner that was inspired by Islamic religious texts. The result is a sacred experience that can be felt through the evocation of texts within the architectural space.en
dc.description.abstractgeneralThe profound significance of geometric patterns in our universe and their presence in various aspects of human culture cannot be overlooked. From Kepler's exploration of planetary distances to the religious symbolism found in squares, circles, and triangles, geometry speaks a universal language that resonates across time and civilizations. The Islamic faith exemplifies this connection through the veneration of the Kaaba, a sacred structure embodying a perfect cubic shape. The circular motion of Muslims around the Kaaba unifies them in their devotion and harmonizes with the natural order. The mosque, designed with meticulous attention to detail, amplifies the spiritual experience of worshippers. The sound of hurried footsteps on the wooden path signifies Their enthusiasm to meet God, , while the carefully positioned skylight symbolizes the pursuit of righteousness. Additionally, the thoughtful arrangement of the entryway from darkness to light and the strategic placement of the chair to stimulate the right side of the brain contribute to an environment that nurtures creativity and emotional connection. Ultimately, the interplay between geometric patterns, spirituality, and architecture showcases the deep-rooted human yearning for unity, transcendence, and the divine.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen
dc.format.mediumETDen
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:37483en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/115873en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectRELIGIOUSen
dc.subjectMOSQUEen
dc.subjectNATUREen
dc.subjectLIGHTen
dc.titleFloating mosqueen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen
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