Tuesday 29 May 2012 06:17PM • 5 Views
A mosque, set in the heart of Dearborn, Michigan where the greatest population of Muslims reside in the United States.
The design is a reflection on historical references, the typology of the mosque, calligraphy, and carpet weaving.
By utilizing facade retention, the calligraphic weave integrates the facade of the existing yet vacant department store, create the necessary circulation, and provide enclosures for the newly proposed structure.
The animation was not meant to function as a fly through, nor was it conceived to live independently. Rather, this series of frames was created as a complimentary piece, for a final presentation, to explain the conceptual idea that guided the project. It explains how the calligraphic weave travels from the scale of the site, to the scale of architecture, and finally to the scale of the detail.
The project won The Best Architectural Design Project of The Year Award, as well as The Excellence in Architectural Representation Award.