At NED University
Introduction to Islamic Architecture
Principles & Vocabulary
(Arch, Dome, Geometric Patterns, Muqarnas)
Taimoor Khan Mumtaz
Workshop One was held at NED in Feb. 2010), was to address this lack.
There were 24 participants who took part in the Workshop, including twenty 3rd to 5th year NED students of Architecture, two faculty members from NED, one visiting faculty from UET Lahore and one from Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi.
The workshop focused on hands-on learning of elements of Islamic Architecture from craftsmen's drawings from Anjuman Mimaran's collection of drawings, making card models of the same as well as constructing full-scale models in polystyrene (Thermopore) to get a sense of scale of these elements.
These practical exercises were supported by theoretical presentations, talks and a visit to two contemporary projects by Kamil Khan Mumtaz Architects illustrating the use of traditional elements in contemporary design.