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(Previous post continuation)A look inside Education City’s glittering new mosque in the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies. The mosque, a large white cavernous structure with Quranic verses embossed into its large ceiling, is dotted with small lights reminiscent of twinkling stars, and has the capacity to hold some 1,800 people in its indoor prayer halls and outdoor courtyard.The main (male) prayer room on the first floor features an in-house, as yet unstocked library, and a large gilded…

World Architecture Festival 2015 'building of the year' – in pictures

The mosque at the Qatar Facility of Islamic Studies, short-listed in the 2015 World Architecture Awards.

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A Trailblazing Black Architect Who Helped Shape L.A.

1925 Beverly Hills sunroom / solarium with vaulted glass ceiling and towering wall of windows. Preminger Residence designed by Paul Revere Williams, the first African-American member of the American Institute of Architects. Photo Copyright Benny Chan ?

36 Fabulous home libraries showcasing window seats

Ah-ha! Next office I will try something like this! A place to sit & read, but not a place I can easily fall asleep, and definitely not a place where people will steal my office for a guest room :) // I need this!

The prayer hall of Şakirin Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Decorative motifs derived from Seljuk art. Interior designer: Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu

The prayer hall of Şakirin Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Decorative motifs derived from Seljuk art. Interior designer: Zeynep Fadıllıoğlu

The Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies is built up of educational spaces as well as a mosque. The building is detailed with Islamic calligraphy and verses from the Qur'an throughout the structure.