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The Mosque Amir Al-Momenin is Designed with Sustainability in Mind

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Mar 8, 2013 • References: facebook and archiscene.net
The Mosque Amir Al-Momenin by CAAT Architecture Studio is located in the heart of Dezashib, Tehran, Iran. The skeletal structure features an array of layered ripple elements that are both structural and aesthetically decorative.

Focusing on the cultural importance of heirarchy, architects Mahdi Kamboozia and Rasha Kiani created a sequence of layered spaces, built atop one another. The CAAT Architecture Studio team successfully translates religious traditions through a modern design concept.

The functional building features a praying hall as well as separate access for men's and women's spaces. The Mosque Amir Al-Momenin boasts a visually intriguing design that marries aesthetics with function. The structure is built with sustainability in mind and reacts to climate change according to each varying season and natural light changes.