Friday, March 18, 2011

Mosque at Appampatti


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.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kitchen concept

Kitchen concept for Mrs.Meena vijay house at east coast road, Chennai

Monday, March 14, 2011