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Contemporary mosque design
I am a student of architecture in Pakistan. Can anyone help me design a contemporary mosque, in which qibla is at an angle?
Neha Saad
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Contemporary mosque design
Can anyone tell me a related site where I can find plans and elevations of mosques?
Neha Saad
Contemporary mosque design
I'm doing architecture design in Pakistan. We have a project to design a mosque, in which qibla is at 17 degrees. Please, do contribute.
Sonia Ahmad
Contemporary mosque design
Did you check out the Digital Library under the category of mosques? There are many examples of contemporary and old mosques there.
Nada Ishaq
Contemporary mosque design
Please suggest to me any sites to get plans and elevations of mosques.
Neha Saad
Contemporary mosque design
Dear Neha,

ArchNet IS the site. Before panicking about your project, take a deep breath and browse through the site. NOBODY is going to do your research for you and begging is an unprofessional way to ask for feedback. Plus, there's no one answer to any design question, so you really have to come up with your own solution.

That said, if you search (http://archnet.org/search, or the search button on the left-hand menu) for keywords "mosque plan", you'll get 136 plans of mosques, contemporary and historical. (It'll be under "images"). If you went to the main page of the Digital Library (http://archnet.org/library, click on Contemporary architecture, and choose "mosque" under building usage, you'll get a loooong list of contemporary mosques that you can look at. You can sort them by location, country or devade by clicking on the titles "location", "country", "decade". Then browse through them and see if there's anything you like.

If you're still not satisfied, go to the publications section of the digital library http://archnet.org/documents/ and scroll down to the keywords, where you can find "mosques". Or, you can use the search function to search for "contemporary mosque".
Ozgur Basak Alkan
Contemporary mosque design
Nobody can help you in design. But there are some guidelines that should be kept in mind while designing a mosque, or any building for that matter, in situations when the cardinal axis are not in alignment with the site orientation. It is not necessary that a building should follow the site geometry. It can, on the other hand, be a contrasting feature wrt to site as well. If you want to look for architects who work in this pattern, see Peter Eisenman's work.
Shama Anbrine
Contemporary mosque design
Thanks for giving the info.
Neha Saad
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