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Malekkavkani A, Mozaffar F, Vafamehr M. Application of semantic geometry and virtuosic ornaments in mosque nave Case studies: Contemporary landmark mosques of Iran. Naqshejahan 2024; 14 (1) :17-34
URL: http://bsnt.modares.ac.ir/article-2-68944-en.html
1- PhD Student, School of Architecture and Planning, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor of School of Architecture and Planning, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran , mozaffar.farhang@gmail.com
3- Professor of School of Architecture and Planning, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran & Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran
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Aims: Geometry and ornaments are one of the most important elements of mosque architecture. Mosque is also the most prominent portion in Muslim construction. Considering the physical and semantic dimensions of mosques, geometry and ornaments, in addition to the function of geometrical structuring and adorning the space, it cause the appearance of divine names and attributes in the mosque. The necessity and importance of this research originates from the fact that importance of meaning and virtue is not less than its construction and we should not be limited only to the external aspects of the mosque. Taking advantage of appropriate geometry and ornaments, the most important purpose of research is to improve the architectural design of the mosque naves. Materials and methods:  Contemporary landmark mosques, considered as immanent legacies, were selected as the case study and correlation, Delphi and case research methods and questionnaires, interviews, surveys, and statistical analysis software were used. Initially, through interviews and questionnaires from elites, then through questionnaires from experts and in three valuable contemporary mosques, the users of the mosque were surveyed and the data were analyzed through statistical software. Findings: the appropriate utilization of geometry and ornaments, in addition to improving the architectural design, manifests the spiritual meaning and virtu in the mosque naves.. Conclusion: The purposeful use of geometry and ornamental decorations in mosques, with proper expression and the use of advanced materials and technologies, lead to the way to the improvement of the spirituality of mosques;
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Pioneer Islamic Iranian Art and Architecture
Received: 2023/04/6 | Accepted: 2023/07/1 | Published: 2024/03/24

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