Saturday, October 8, 2011
The act of drawing is an important starting point for the intellectual process we call 'design'. To be able to draw a chair or a building is a prerequisite for anyone wishing to design such things. Drawing has two functions for the designer - it allows him or her to record and to analyze existing examples, and the sketch provides the medium with which to text the appearance of some imagined object.
Architects used the sketch as the main means of communicating a design idea to clients. Such sketches relay the thinking behind a proposal as well as suggesting a tangible form. Before the advent of photography most architects kept a sketchbook in which may recorded the details of buildings, which they could refer to when designing.
All our creations originate from a piece of paper as freehand sketches. We would like to exhibit some of them
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
The design flow of the mosque incorporates many different functions besides being only a place for prayer. The project team thus decided to design not only a mosque but a religious complex for various social activities and mutual aid.
The mosque complex, composed of the main mosque building, a library, education and lecture halls, accompanied with shops in ground floor which strengthens the idea of getting together and socializing as a community, with social and cultural activities. The complex not only acts as a continuous interaction space but also respects its user’s privacy. The ablution space and the prayer area are separated from the rest of the complex by different levels of entrance. The level difference also enables the gradual transition from public to semi-public and finally to private spaces of the complex
The tall pole-like structure adjacent to the square building form is called the minaret, an important element for mosque. It was used in the past for someone to call out to all Muslims to prayer on top of the minaret whenever prayer time has come. Today, the minaret still serves the same function, except loudspeakers used instead. In a way, the minaret has become an icon of mosques; anyone searching for a mosque can find one from afar.