Islamic Architecture and Interior Design – Part II

Part 2 - Arches, Lattices, Calligraphy, and Mosaics.   THE ARCH The arch, another common feature of Islamic space, is a loadbearing or decorative composite structural frame, whose vessoirs are disposed radially and held together by compressive force, usually found in large openings where brick is used (Graves, 2006, Edwards and Edwards, 1999). It was... Continue Reading →

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Islamic Architecture and Interior Design – Part I

This was my final essay for last year's Historical Influences on Interior Design module. The word count for the final essay was brought down from 2500 to 1500, which meant a ruthless butchering of my 3800 word draft. However, here I have chosen to publish my final draft in full as it gives a more... Continue Reading →

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