Architecture

On this page, please insert an image of Islamic architecture that you have found on the web. I have included some ideas of possible websites below, but you are welcome to explore others.

To add an image to this page:

Step 1. Sign in to your Google account. This will enable you to edit.

Step 2. Please search for an image and save the image to your desktop.

Step 3. Click into the middle cell (next to your name) in the table below to position your cursor.

Step 4. On the top menu bar, click “insert” and then “image.”

Step 5. Browse for the image on your desktop, then double click on it to insert it into the table.

Step 6. If the image is too large, click on the image and drag in the corner to make it smaller.

Step 7. In the right-hand column, please add the information requested.

Step 8. The document should automatically save (see upper right-hand side of the page).

Student Name

Image

Annotation

Exemplar

• Source: http://www.travelthewholeworld.com/afghanistan.html

• This is the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. It’s the site of a shrine that was destroyed once by Gengis Khan and has been rebuilt.

• I chose this image because it’s an impressive example of a variety of geometric patterns adorning the outside of a mosque. You might want to search for images closer up to see the beautiful patterns!

Ethan

• http://my-brunei-darussalam.blogspot.com/2008/02/jame-asr-hassanil-bolkiah-mosque.html

• Jame Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, Brunei. Less than 20 years old. Built for Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah.

• I chose this mosque because it contains many typical aspects of Islamic architecture, some of which are its domes, tower, and interesting use of color. Also, the mosque contains beautiful gardens and fountains on the outside.

Courtney

• Source:

http://www.islamic-architecture.info/A-HIST.htm

• Name: “Qolşärif mosque ([kɔlʃæˈri:f], also spelled Qol Sharif, Kol Sharif, Qol Sherif via Tatar: Колшәриф мәчете and Kul Sharif via Russian: мечеть Кул-Шариф)” Originally: Built by Kazan Kremlin as a mosque. It was built first in the 16th century. Kazan Kremlin and all of his students died in 1552 defending Kazan from the Russian. In 1996 the mosque was rebuilt, but looked very modern. In 2004 many countries joined together to build the Qolsharif mosque. Now it is mostly a museum, but for major Muslim celebrations thousands of people go there to pray.

•I chose this image because this building is so beautiful. I really love the blue on the top, and around some edges!

David

• Add URL source here

• Explanation of image (For example... What is it? Where does it come from? What date was it created?)

• Why did you choose this image?

Nate

•http://www.greatbuildings.com/cgi-bin/gbi.cgi/Dome_of_the_Rock.html/cid_2241505.html

• This is the exterior of a mosque.

• I chose this image because I liked the patters, and colors of the mosque.  Also I think it shows the time and hard work it takes to build some thing like this.  

Emily

http://www.indianetzone.com/37/islamic_architecture.htm

• This is a mosque, where communal worship takes place.

• I chose this image because, i find the structure of a mosque very interesting.

Billy

http://www.islamic-architecture.info/A-HIST.htm

• Taj Mahal developed some time after Prophet Muhammad.

It was built from 1632-1653.

*Very intriguing building, a lot of history.

The craftsmanship put into this building amazes me. Very time consuming but impressive work.

Sean

• Add URL source here

• Explanation of image (For example... What is it? Where does it come from? What date was it created?)

• Why did you choose this image?

Carter

• Source:

http://www.spanish-architecture.info/SP-CO/CO-001.htm

• This is the entrance to the Great Mosque of Cordoba, Spain. It’s made of stone and constructed in the Moorish style. It was built from 870-975.

• I chose this piece because it looked very tall and powerful. The simplistic design with intricate detail created an incredible balance of power and beauty.

Smythe

• Source: http://smashinghub.com/25-beautiful-examples-of-islamic-architecture-mosques.htm

• This piece of architecture is the Badshahi Mosque, the second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and fifth largest in the world. It sits in Lahore and originates from the Mughal era.

• I chose this piece of architecture because it demonstrates the rounded towers, typical of Islamic mosques. It also reflects the patterns and geometric shapes seen in other Islamic art. The colors and details on the outside of the mosque caught my eye as well as its grandeur and beauty.

Michael

• http://www.islamic-architecture.info/A-HIST.htm

• This is Hassan ll Mosque from Cassablanca. It is 210m high and holds a room that can support over 25,000 worshippers at once.

• I choose this architecture because it is a very unique structure. It has a single tower that dominates the rest of the building and stands at the front of the structure. It also demonstrates symmetry common to Islamic mosques and pieces of art.

Naomi

• Add URL source here

• Explanation of image (For example... What is it? Where does it come from? What date was it created?)

• Why did you choose this image?

Connor

• Source:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TajMahalbyAmalMongia.jpg

• This is the Taj Mahal.  It was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife. “Taj Mahal” literally means: crown of buildings.  It was built from 1632-1653.

• I picked this building because it’s definitely one of the most recognizable examples of Islamic art.  It’s a magnificent building and is probably one of most beautiful in the world

Tiffany

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jingle526/1083544601/#/photos/jingle526/1083544601/lightbox/

• This is the Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar.  This mosque was built in 1917.  It took a few years to make because things kept going wrong while building it.  

• I chose this image because when I think of Islamic architecture, this is sort of the picture I get in my mind.  It has tall towers and all the towers have a little dome on top.  The domes are actual gold.  This is just a really beautiful mosque and it amazes me to think that someone actually build this.

Hannah

•http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Dome_of_the_Rock.html

• This is called the Dome of the Rock. This building was created in 684. The Dome of the Rock is the earliest Islamic monument, and it is made from an octagonal plan.

• I chose this image because it is very eye-catching and unique. As I previously stated, it is the earliest Islamic monument, so therefore is a revolutionary piece of architecture.

Lindsey

•http://www.greatbuildings.com/cgi-bin/gbi.cgi/Suyleman_Mosque.html/cid_1723343.html

•This is called the Suleyman Mosque and is located in Istanbul, Turkey.  It was built around 1551-1558.  It is an Ottoman Islamic style building built by the architect Sinan.

• I choose this image because it is very architecturally interesting.  There are many components of this building that create an overall appealing and captivating outlook.  The multiple domes, which is very common in Islamic architecture, shape a very cohesive building.  

Lucas

•http://smashinghub.com/25-beautiful-examples-of-islamic-architecture-mosques.htm

This is part of the Cypress Turkish Islamic community

I chose this for its beauty and its symmetry which is very islamic in itself.

Read

http://www.lacma.org/islamic_art/ArchPopups/popup9.htm

• Madrasa of Sultan Hasan,

Cairo, Egypt, 1356-1363

• This piece stuck out to me with the different textures that were through out the architecture.

Emma

http://smashinghub.com/25-beautiful-examples-of-islamic-architecture-mosques.htm

• This piece of architecture is called the Masjid Selat Melaka or Straits Mosque, Melaka. It was built on the man-made island of Pulau Melaka which is in Malacca state, Malaysia. It was completed on 24 November 2006 by the Supreme Ruler of Malaysia.

• I choose this image because of the incredibly unique shapes and curves of the building. Although has a very modern look to it it still includes the geometric shapes similar to other Islamic art. I was really drawn to this image due to the lighting on the building and its reflection on the water. Last but not least, I love the fact this mosque is different from the others as it lays above water.

Katie

• http://www.islamic-architecture.info/A-HIST.htm

• These are towers in a mosque made in 785 AD. It is located in Cordoba.

• I like this image because of the continuous pattern of red and yellow.