2-Storey Ultra-contemporary Islamic Residence, Revesby Sydney NSW Australia.

 

A contemporary residence in ‘C-Shape’ with large side courtyard and with skillion angled roofs and upper clerestorey glazing running all-round under the roof to (a) enable occupants in first floor bedrooms to lie in bed and see the stars, see the sky, see the moon & stars, see the clouds float past and (b) bring natural light in

 

The house has a nice side courtyard with rear yard & pool (for serenity & cooling)

 

How can we call this project ‘Islamic architecture’ (contemporary)?

 

  1. It is for Muslims (if you may recall- the first part of my definition of Islamic Architecture is ‘buildings designed-by and designed-for MUSLIMS’-as long as not prohibited use such as hotels, winery, brothel, pork abbatoir, argelah cafe etc) . The intention was always since day one; to make a good example of a building designed by, designed for and built by Muslims.

 

  1. the intention is to create a home whereby calmness, peace and ‘serenity’ is achieved, with the nice side courtyard to bring views to nature and natural light as well as the central first floor roof windows to be able to see the clouds floating past, see the stars at night, see sun and know the weather and all the while, praising Allah, making Zikr of Allah. THAT is the intention – to activate the occupants awareness of nature and hence get more chance to ponder Allah;s creation; nature and say SubhanAllah. The following verse from Al-Qu;ran iterates & informs this design intention;

 

“Inna fi khalqis samawati wal ardi wakhtila fil laili wan nahari la’ayatil lil’ulil albab.

Allatheena yath-kurunallaha qiyamaw wa qu’udaw wa ‘ala junubihim wayata fakkaruna fi khalqis samawati wal ard, Rabbana ma khaqta hatha batilan. Subhanaka faqina athaban nar.

 

190 “Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of night and day there are indeed Signs for men of understanding.

 

191 Men who celebrate the praises of Allah standing sitting and lying down on their sides and contemplate the (wonders of) creation in the heavens and the earth (with the thought): “Our Lord! not in vain have You created (all) this! Glory to You! give us salvation from the penalty of the fire.”

 

 

 

 

Islamic Architecture-Contemporary & Traditional-Buildings Designed by Muslims; For Muslims

 

ISC DESIGN; Architectural Design, Documentation & Approvals

Auburn, Sydney NSW Australia 2144 ABN: 74648069051

 

Serenity, Privacy, Islamic Identity, Separation, Geometry, Simplicity, Austerity, Functionalism, Sustainability, Beauty, Cost-efficiency

 

Buildings designed on principles of Qu’ran & Sunnah

 

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