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A Socio-Political Perspective on Islamic Architecture

A Socio-Political Perspective on  Islamic Architecture

(PART III: NABUWWAH & Architecture) This essay is an attempt to arrive at a definition of Islamic Architecture on the basis of Islamic Ideology. It takes as a starting point, the fact that Islam is a “way of life” and hence it has a sociological aspect. Architecture also has a sociological aspect, because it is an art form that addresses ...

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A Socio-Political Perspective on Islamic Architecture

A Socio-Political Perspective on  Islamic Architecture

This essay is an attempt to arrive at a definition of Islamic Architecture on the basis of Islamic Ideology. It takes as a starting point, the fact that Islam is a “way of life” and hence it has a sociological aspect. Architecture also has a sociological aspect, because it is an art form that addresses the basic needs of individuals ...

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Astana Expo Celebrates Alternative Energy

Astana Expo Celebrates Alternative Energy

What is the future of energy in the built environment? This (very broad) topic is the central theme presented at the expo-2017 Astana World Expo, held this summer in Astana, Kazakhstan. Like other world’s fairs, the Astana Expo serves as an international showcase for new ideas about technology, society, and the planet. As expected at such an event, the host ...

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ARCASIA Office Bearers Meeting

ARCASIA Office Bearers Meeting

According to ARCASIA press release issued to ARCHI TIMES stated that ARCASIA (Architects Regional Council Asia) consists of the institutes of Architecture in 21 Asian countries and...

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