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Architecture in Continuity celebrates contemporary initiatives in the course of the Islamic international that the majority effectively protect indigenous varieties whereas delivering for the long run. It honors the perception, mind's eye, and ability that introduced those tasks into actual fact. The Aga Khan Awards Foundation's recognition to the intense attempt required to advance an structure either functional and religious 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 right here offer 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-- 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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