Architecture in Continuity
Type
book
Year
1985
Architecture in Continuity celebrates projects throughout the Islamic world that most successfully preserve indigenous forms while providing for the future, It honors the insight, imagination, and skill that brought these projects into physical reality. The Aga Khan Awards attention to the extraordinary effort required to develop an architecture both practical and spiritual is dramatically reflected in this volume, the second (1983) of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture series. The eleven projects found in nine countries from Mali to Pakistan, from Yugoslavia to Malaysia, range from hotels to mosques, from housing to an impressive air terminal for pilgrims to Mecca. The Award winners show a deep respect for tradition, displayed in the historic buildings restored for contemporary purposes. Everyone connected with each project - the architect, client, and builder, the local craftsmen, artisans, and consultants - is honored for contributing to an integrity of purpose, to a spirit that is of and for the people. This collection of color photographs by some of the world's finest photographers exquisitely depicts the Award-winning buildings. The introduction and three essays, by distinguished architects and architectural historians, explore the projects in terms of the pressures confronting emerging Muslim countries, the influence of the Western postindustrial world, and traditional Muslim forms and values.
Citation
Cantacuzino, Sherban, editor. Architecture in Continuity. New York: Aperture, 1985.
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Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Country
Mali
Egypt
Turkey
Tunisia
Saudi Arabia
Pakistan
Syria
Language
English
Keywords
Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Shortlisted Project
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winner
contemporary architecture