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Sancaklar Mosque

A minimalistic experience: Sancaklar mosque in Istanbul_Architect: Emre Arolat Architects, Istanbul

The main hall of Sancaklar Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. A simple, cave-like space 7 meters below ground with exposed stone and concrete walls. Designed by Emre Arolat Architects (EAA) and built in 2011. Photos by Bünyamin Salman, via Flickr.:

The main hall of Sancaklar Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. A simple, cave-like space 7 meters below ground with exposed stone and concrete walls. Designed by Emre Arolat Architects (EAA) and built in Architecture Festival, Religion Winner)

Light and shadow in the second prayer hall of Assyafaah Mosque, Singapore.

The Assyafaah Mosque was completed in Singapore in Singapore is a multi-racial island state with a population of three million in South East Asia. Located in the north, the mosque…

Sancaklar Mosque

Daylight illuminates the entire wall facing Mecca through a slit in the ceiling while spotlights illuminate the terrace and back wall.

Sancaklar dzamija, Emre Arolat Architects, Turkiye | Turska | Turkey

Gallery of Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects - 15

Image 15 of 26 from gallery of Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects. Photograph by Thomas Mayer

Built into the craggy outcroppings of Buyuk Cekmece, a suburban neighborhood on the outskirts of Istanbul, this decidedly unorthodox place of worship, designed by Emre Arolat Architects, combines a raw monumentality with a vivid elegance.

11 Amazing Examples of Subterranean Architecture

The interior courtyard of this Istanbul mosque is a simple cave-like space with slits and fractures along the Qiblah wall that allow daylight into the prayer hall. Courtesy of: Thomas Mayer

Designing a mosque entails very specific challenges for architects: the strict and detailed requirements for the typology were established centuries ago and ...

Designing a mosque entails very specific challenges for architects: the strict and detailed requirements for the typology were established centuries ago and ...

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