Ashraf M. Salama, Marwa Moustafa El-Ashmouni
July 13, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages - 60 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138482555 - CAT# K349011
Series: Architecture and Urbanism in the Global South
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This book discusses architectural excellence in Islamic societies drawing on textual and visual materials, from the Aga Khan Documentation Centre at MIT, developed over more than three decades. At the core of the discussion are the efforts, processes, and outcomes of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA).
The AKAA recognises excellence in architectural and urban interventions within cities and settlements in the Islamic world which are continuously challenged by dramatic changes in economies, societies, political systems, decision making, and environmental requirements. Architectural Excellence in Islamic Societies responds to the recurring question about the need for architectural awards, arguing that they are critical to validating the achievements of professional architects while making their contributions more widely acknowledged by the public. Through analysis and critique of over sixty awarded and shortlisted projects from over thirty five countries, this book provides an expansive look at the history of the AKAA through a series of narratives on the enduring values of architecture; architectural and urban conservation; built environment sustainability; and architectural pluralism and multiple modernities.
Architectural Excellence in Islamic Societies will appeal to professionals and academics, researchers and upper-level students in architectural history and theory and built environment related fields.
List of Illustrations
Introduction: Towards Decolonised Narratives of Architectural Excellence
Reinstating the Enduring Values of Architecture
Contextual Inspirations, Beliefs and Ideologies, Fathy’s Oeuvre, Fathy’s Influence
Contextual Influences, Beliefs and Ideologies, Chadirji ‘s Oeuvre, Chadirji‘s Influence
Contextual Inspirations, Beliefs and Ideologies, Bawa’s Legacy, Bawa’s Influence
Contextual Influences, Beliefs and Ideologies, Key Contributions, Grabar’s Impact
From Restoration to Sustainable Urban Conservation
Sidi Bou Said Conservation, Tunisia (awarded 1977-1980); Darb Qirmiz Quarter, Egypt (awarded 1981-1983); Mostar Old Town Conservation, Bosnia and Herzegovina (awarded 1984-1986); Restoration of the Great Omari Mosque, Lebanon (awarded 1987-1989); Rehabilitation of Asilah, Morocco (awarded 1987-1989); Restoration of Bukhara Old City, Uzbekistan (awarded 1993-1995); New Life for Old Structures, Iran (awarded 1999-2001); Al-Abbas Mosque Restoration, Yemen (awarded 2002-2004); Rehabilitation of the Walled City of Nicosia-Cyprus (awarded 2005-2007); Rehabilitation of Shibam, Yemen (awarded 2005-2007); Revitalisation of Recent Heritage of Tunisia (awarded 2008-2010); Restoration of Rubber Smokehouse, Malaysia (shortlisted 2008-2010); Restoration of Souk Waqif, Qatar (shortlisted 2008-2010); Rehabilitation of Tabriz Bazar, Iran (awarded 2011-2013); Revitalisation of Birzeit Historic Centre, Palestine (awarded 2011-2013); Manouchehri House-Iran (shortlisted 2014-2016)
Sustainable Architecture and Ecological Infrastructure
Menara Mesiniaga/ IBM Headquarter, Malaysia (awarded 1993-1995); Datai Hotel, Malaysia (awarded 1999-2001); Moulmein Rise Residential Tower, Singapore (awarded 2005-2007); Wadi Hanifa Wetlands, Saudi Arabia (awarded 2008-2010); The Green School, Indonesia (shortlisted 2008-2010); Palmyra House, India (shortlisted 2008-2010); Ceuta Public Library, Spain (awarded 2011-2013); Post-Tsunami Housing, Sri Lanka (shortlisted 2011-2013); Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, South Africa (shortlisted 2011-2013); Apartment No.1, Iran (shortlisted 2011-2013); Kantana Film and Animation Institute, Thailand (shortlisted 2011-2013); House of 40 Knots, Iran (shortlisted 2014-2016); Makoko Floating School, Nigeria (shortlisted 2014-2016)
Plurality of Architectural Approaches and Multiple Modernities
The Intercontinental Hotel & Conference Centre, Saudi Arabia (awarded 1978-1980); The National Assembly Building, Bangladesh (awarded 1987-1989); Al-Kindi Plaza, Saudi Arabia (awarded 1987-1998); The Nubia Museum, Egypt (awarded 1999-2001); Olbia Social Centre, Turkey (awarded 1999-2001); B2 House in Büykhüsun Village, Turkey (awarded 2002-2004); The Royal Embassy of the Netherlands, Ethiopia (awarded 2005-2007); Ipekyol Textile Factory in Edirne, Turkey (awarded 2008-2010); Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy, Lebanon (awarded 2014-2016); The Royal Academy for Nature Conservation, Jordan (shortlisted 2014-2016)
Decolonisation Aspirations of Architecture in Islamic Societies