The 11 projects-- present in 9 international locations from Mali to Pakistan, from Yugoslavia to Malaysia-- variety from motels to mosques, from housing to a powerful air terminal for pilgrims to Mecca. The prizewinners convey a deep admire for culture, displayed within the historical constructions restored for modern reasons. every body attached with each one project-- the architect, purchaser, and builder, the neighborhood craftsmen, artisans, and consultants-- is venerated for contributing to an integrity of objective, to a spirit that's of and for the people.
This choice of colour pictures by way of many of the world's most interesting photographers exquisitely depicts the Award-winning constructions. The advent and 3 essays, by way of distinctive architects and architectural historians, discover the initiatives by way of the pressures confronting rising Muslim nations, the impression of the Western postindustrial international and standard Muslim types and values.
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