The woman architect who specialises in Mosques

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The woman architect who specialises in Mosques

Zeynep Fadillioglu – perhaps the first female architect to design a mosque, now on her third. In buildings where men and women are traditionally separated for worship, and women are often given a smaller space, Fadillioglu “purposely placed the women’s section in one of the most beautiful parts of the light-flooded dome” in Istanbul’s Sakirin Mosque. McKenzie concludes that although “Fadillioglu might have made a name for herself designing mosques, you don’t needn’t be religious to admire their beauty.”

 “A mosque isn’t for a certain type of person, or certain type of area. It’s supposed to be used by anyone and everyone”

 

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