MOSQUE OF INTUITIVE DEVOTION





Studio PARADIGM

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Conceptual Art Direction
Topic Development and Writing
Project Overview

Conceptually speaking, the pavilion is a disruptive protest against the surrendering to the mundane, which any one of us can break by attuning their sense of activeness; may it be in the subconscious sense or physical aspect. The pavilion is hoping to embody the significance of reflection tha leads to rediscovery - being the vital remedy to notice what has been forgotten or ignored. It’s about creating an unconventional, immersive moment that sparks the act of observation; which on its own, is very much capable of delivering care or driving questions, that can possibly stem a sense of awareness
                                                                                                                    or/and root the ambition to act.






                  THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE MOSQUE, IS TO CREATE A SPACE THAT ACTS AS A REMINDEROF THE DIVINE’S PRESENCE AND GRACE.

Humbleness, responsibility and solidarity are some of the particular Islamic principles that place in practice a balanced life, conservation of nature and exercise of refection
- all in contemplation to God’s glory.

                                                                    The mosque becomes the meeting and interactive point of human and non-human.

Based on the principle of sustainable design, the mosque translates the intermingle of beings by playing on design attributes that play on intense nature integration;
creating a sense of humbleness, balance, active responsibility, unity and knowledge.

All is experienced in agreement, not in seperation: it’s co-existing.


Tackling sustainable design, how can a mosque be re-interpreted, to translate Islam’s ethos in our modern time?





    A SPACE TO NOURISH THE SOUL.



Coming from the belief that all created beings, human and non-human, are in a perpetual state of tasbeeh,
                                                                                                    the mosque’s concept derives from becoming the translation of togetherness, having in common the greatness of tasbeeh.


tasbeeh reminds us, that beyond what is easily perceived, there is a greater connection of ecosystem of creations,
            in dialogue between the
                                                conscious,
                                                earthly life
                                                    and beyond. 
Indeed, there is a deep link among all creations of all scales, evolving around voicing their spirituality towards the Creator;
it is how, in unison, we manifest our existence.


                                                    For this reason, the mosque is a place of unity in which the intermingle of beings happen.
                                                            Spatially speaking, the goal is to elevate the spirituality of Man by lessening the distance between him and other creation.
                                                             In turn, elevating his sensitivity towards Islam, in practice beyond praying, in a humble manner.




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