Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Muqarnas 3-D Visualisation

Rendered 3-D Model by M. Umair (Architectural Assistant) 

Plan View 3-D Model by M. Umair (Architectural Assistant) 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ribbed Dome & Muqarnas

Site Visit (11.7.2011) to an  underconstruction holiday retreat in Wah Village.

3-D Visualisation

Friday, June 24, 2011

Qalib-kari Mosquito-netting

Inspiration: Covered Iranina bazar structures
Inspiration: Trational Qalib-Kari Webbing designs
Initial idea for a metal structure for mosquito-netting.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Article in Dawn

Article about Sally Town Mosque & Baba Hasan-din Shrine Projects

By Majid Sheikh
(in Dawn, Lahore, Metropolitan Page, Sunday March 6, 2011)

As Lahore, especially its Walled City and its magnificent monuments, decay thanks to `blind official` patronage, the people just refuse to give up hope. This is the spirit that makes sure that this city stays alive, rejuvenates and creates new monuments that make us proud.
To discuss this spirit of hope, last week I dropped in unannounced at the office of 
Kamil Khan Mumtaz....

(click title above or image below to read article)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Site-visit Baba Hasan-Din Mazar Lahore

Under construction Muqarnas at entrance of Baba Hasan Din/Hafiz M. Iqbal Shrine Complex. (Site visit 24.2.2011).
Muqarnas Detail


KKM & Ustad Jafar

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


At NED University



04. (Photos 01-05 Courtesy Sabbika Siddiq)
17th – 23rd January, 2011
Introduction to Islamic Architecture

Principles  & Vocabulary

(Arch, Dome, Geometric Patterns, Muqarnas)
Conducted by
Taimoor Khan Mumtaz

Given the fact that Pakistan is heir to one of the richest traditions of architecture anywhere in the world it is amazing and mind boggling that in our architectural education  there is a complete absence of any practical knowledge of this tradition. The objective of the present workshop, which is the second in this series ( 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.