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Architecture in Continuity celebrates fresh initiatives through the Islamic global that the majority effectively shield indigenous kinds whereas supplying for the longer term. It honors the perception, mind's eye, and ability that introduced those initiatives into actual fact. The Aga Khan Awards Foundation's cognizance to the intense attempt required to boost an structure either sensible and non secular is dramatically mirrored during this quantity, the second one of the Aga Khan Award for structure sequence. within the phrases of the root, the architects represented the following supply environments within which humans can "live, paintings, and perform the precepts of ... religion harmoniously and to the fullest."

The 11 projects-- present in 9 international locations from Mali to Pakistan, from Yugoslavia to Malaysia-- diversity from inns to mosques, from housing to a powerful air terminal for pilgrims to Mecca. The prizewinners exhibit a deep recognize for culture, displayed within the historical structures restored for modern reasons. all people hooked up with each one project-- the architect, shopper, and builder, the neighborhood craftsmen, artisans, and consultants-- is venerated for contributing to an integrity of function, to a spirit that's of and for the people.

This choice of colour pictures through a few of the world's best photographers exquisitely depicts the Award-winning structures. The advent and 3 essays, by means of amazing architects and architectural historians, discover the tasks by way of the pressures confronting rising Muslim international locations, the effect of the Western postindustrial global and conventional Muslim types and values.

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