Title page for ETD etd-12102011-215216


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Farooqi, Abdul Haseeb
Author's Email Address ahaseebf@yahoo.com
URN etd-12102011-215216
Title Thinking Architecture
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Holt, Jaan Committee Chair
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Member
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member
Keywords
  • MOSQUE
  • ISLAM
  • PRAYER
  • DOME
  • MINAR
  • CALLIGRAPHY
  • ORNAMENTS
  • COURTYARD
  • MADRASA
  • LOCATION
  • DIRECTION
  • MAKKA
  • KABBA
  • PURIFICATION
  • ENLIGHTENMENT
  • ARCHITECTURE
Date of Defense 2009-05-13
Availability mixed
Abstract
Sacred spaces have long existed due to their importance as a symbol of belief. Structures are designed to be timeless and forever lasting, representing the essence of faith. In this case, a Mosque has been designed for a site in La Jolla, California, keeping the sacred practices of the religion in mind during design composition. This includes the importance of connectivity for every man and woman, to God. The segregated praying areas for men and women are essential aspects of the design; from entering the site, the common area or courtyard at the center, to the separate walkways for each gender, symbolize the importance of gender segregation and yet a common ground for

unity and equality at the holy site. A walk through the corridor leads to the washing area for self cleansing and ritual ablution in preparation for entering the sacred space for prayers, the entrance to a space for a spiritual connection with God.

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