Archinect
Craig Pontius

Craig Pontius

Seattle, WA, US

anchor
Interior of the Prayer Hall
Interior of the Prayer Hall
1 more images  ↓

Mosque

This mosque is an individual contribution to a collaborative project completed in the fourth-year studio. The team was responsible for creating an urban village consisting of housing, light commercial and public buildings such as a gymnasium and this mosque. Like any piece of sacred architecture, a mosque must adhere to the liturgical and cultural requirements of its context: the orientation toward Mecca and division of the sexes in this case. Also, the Islamic appreciation for geometric patterns - arising from the religion's prohibition of representational art - inspired the gridded fenestration and overall nested octagonal form of the building.

 
 Read more

Status: School Project
Location: Kandahar, Afghanistan

 
Ground Level Floor Plan
Ground Level Floor Plan

Back to Top  ↑Back to Project List...

Please wait... loading