Terminological issues of Islamic ArchitectureLEARN MORE
Terminological issues are connected with the use of "Muslim" and "Islamic" architecture. The two words are...
Figure 1. Horseshoe arches, Ummayad Mosque in Damascus.
The Horseshoe and Transverse ArchesLEARN MORE
The first Muslim adaptation and modification of the design of the arch occurred in the invention of the...
Figure 1: The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is a key example of Islamic architecture. (Source).
Introduction to Islamic ArchitectureLEARN MORE
Islamic architecture encompasses a wide range of both secular and religious styles from the foundation of...
Figure 1: Horseshoe arches in the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus (northern arcade of the courtyard and the Minaret of the Bride). (Source).
The Arch That Never SleepsLEARN MORE
Perhaps no culture mastered the design and use of the arch more than the Muslims. Inheriting earlier arch...
Architecture of Muslim Spain and North AfricaLEARN MORE
First in a series of articles on the Architecture of Muslim Spain and North Africa (756-1500AD). A brief...
Figure 1: Socio-spatial form of historic Algiers (Casbah) showing its general responsiveness to the needs of the community. Source: Saoud 1997.
Introduction to the Islamic CityLEARN MORE
Islam is seen by many scholars as an urban religion, which favours communal practice on individual worship....