The ‘languages’ of Islamic designs


Evolving forms: The Ubudiah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, exemplifies an Anglo-Indian architectural language introduced by the British and borrowed from British India. — Filepic

I WANT to prove a simple point about Islam in the modern world using my training and career in architecture, and an acknowledged expertise in architecture history, theory and criticism as well as mosques and Islamic architecture.

To begin with, let me describe seven architectural languages of mosques in Malaysia.

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