Islamic Patterning

What are Islamic patterns


It’s a group of methods including texts, drawings, shapes and form used by artists, designers and architects to give an Islamic identity to their work. These tectonic-al identical elements are not necessarily Islamic, some were from other civilizations were Muslims empire reached, some Architects and artists were not Muslims, but they used their knowledge and skills in the times/places of the Muslims.

Islamic patterns in the Arts 


Islamic ornaments take its themes from what the civilization was famous of, mainly mathematics; shapes and geometries are the results of algorithms and equations, Islamic patterns have this tendency to follow nature, plant leaves and animals, some of the contentious curves and endless narratives of forms inherited from the idea of immortality. Islamic patterns take its place in drawings, decoration, textiles.

Islamic patterns in Architecture


In the times of Islamic Conquests, Architecture of Islamic cities and buildings developed dramatically, many building types emerged and some other structures got an importance like not before. We started to see new mosques, libraries, castles, schools, fences and even palaces.

There were many unique architectural elements appeared and developed in the golden age of Islam, for example, we have domes, arches, arcades, courtyards, semi-enclosed vaults, in addition to other typical elements, such like walls, columns and roofs, all these were designed using the principles of Islamic architecture, and filled with beautiful endless patterns and textures, which gave it its famous Islamic identity.

Prametric Islamic Patterns


In our Design experience, we decided to see if we can build complex adaptive Islamic ornaments, and then embed its geometry into a free form Architectural surface, the first part is the most difficult, but it’s full of fun, that’s because we have a wide range of patterns, with varied construction logic, and mathematics.




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