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In a prairie landscape stands the Sancaklar Mosque designed by EAA-Emre Arolat Architects, a simple cave becomes a dramatic and awe inspiring place to pray. More pictures:.

The rugged, austere design of Sancaklar Mosque is inspired by the Cave of Hira and the modesty of mosques built during the earliest years of Islam.  Designed by Emre Arolat Architects (EAA) and built in 2011.

The rugged, austere design of Sancaklar Mosque is inspired by the Cave of Hira and the modesty of mosques built during the earliest years of Islam. Designed by Emre Arolat Architects (EAA) and built in

The main hall of Sancaklar Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. A simple, cave-like space 7 meters below ground with exposed stone and concrete walls. Designed by Emre Arolat Architects (EAA) and built in 2011. Photos by Bünyamin Salman, via Flickr.:

The main hall of Sancaklar Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. A simple, cave-like space 7 meters below ground with exposed stone and concrete walls. Designed by Emre Arolat Architects (EAA) and built in Architecture Festival, Religion Winner)

ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOSQUES I´VE EVER SEEN... Sancaklar Mosque / Emre Arolat Architects...  O despojamento máximo e a ligação com a terra... numa simplicidade essencialista que nos deixa rendidos...

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Emre Arolat’s 2012 design for the Sancaklar Mosque outside Istanbul challenges the Turkish capital’s ubiquitous soaring domes and patterned minarets. Instead, the firm built the mosque into the side of a hill and clad it in natural stacked slate.

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The interior courtyard of this Istanbul mosque is a simple cave-like space with slits and fractures along the Qiblah wall that allow daylight into the prayer hall. Courtesy of: Thomas Mayer

Sancaklar Mosque, by Emre Arolat Architects in Instambul

archatlas: “ Sancaklar Mosque Emre Arolat Architects Sancaklar Mosque located in Buyuk Cekmece, a suburban neighborhood in the outskirts of Istanbul, aims to address the fundamental issues of.

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Terraced landscaping surrounds concrete and<br /> stone structure of Emre Arolat's Sancaklar Mosque

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Grand Mosque of Copenhagen by Danish architects, BIG. The mosque design is rooted in modern Scandinavian tradition and strongly inspired by Islamic architecture.

Grand Mosque of Copenhagen by Danish architects, BIG. The mosque design is rooted in modern Scandinavian tradition and strongly inspired by Islamic architecture.

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