Mosque Expansion And Renovations In Middle Class Housing Area

Mohd Isa , Norliza (2010) Mosque Expansion And Renovations In Middle Class Housing Area. In: South-east Asia Technical University Consortium 4, 25th-26th February 2010, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo.


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The main focus of this paper is to identify the design development of mosques in middle class housing estate which evolve from the renovation progress. With the growth of community members and the rise of interest in Islamic knowledge, mosques have gone through a huge transformation and renovation progress. Mosque development and renovation aspect seems to be overlooked by most architects in their design. They always designed the mosque as a finished product. As result, the organic growth of the building is restricted and need costly future renovation work. The study is based on a case study of three mosques in the middle income housing area around Johor Bahru. From the case study, the comparison being analyzed based on three parameters, size, pattern and function of the expansion or renovation process. The study attempts to answer the question of size of renovations within a period of 15 years, the pattern of expansion and the use of spaces which were added. The study found that the size of expansion for mosque growth is in between 42% to 313%. The pattern of growth direction is expanding either at the back, side, and front or at the entire side of praying area base on it function and site limitation. The function of expansion is to fulfill and attain the needs of praying area, verandah, the basic need area, education area, management area and activities area. Next, a guideline of design process which will encourage the design growth being produced to help the designer in future. As a conclusion with a consideration of organic growth factor in this study, the mosques can survive longer and can be served more practical and valuable.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
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Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:56
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:56

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