Architecture

intangible heritage complex

M.Ghaith Jreikh, Mohammad najah yassin
Aleppo University
Syrian Arab Republic

Project idea

‏The design idea
‏The design idea originated from the most important element of the intangible heritage,
‏which is the traditional crafts that were mostly combined with geometric decorative
‏shapes.
‏The decorative element adopted is the ten-pointed star.
‏This element has a certain philosophy among Muslim mystics, as the point they have in
‏the drawings symbolizes God.
‏When drawing, a point is fixed in the middle, and all parts of the element are directed
‏towards the center, even if they do not point to it in a geometric sense, but they revolve
‏around it in a regular geometric fashion as if it always points to that center without
‏reaching it, just like the philosophy of the one God from which everything comes and to
‏which everything returns.
‏When the drawing is finished, the center is erased so that it does not have a tangible
‏material effect, but the lines revolve around it and confirm its existence as the world
‏around us by the thought of Muslim mystics about the one God that exists and does not
‏exist.

Project description

‏The ornamental element was not used as it was in the past, but its philosophy was
‏preserved only to simulate the architectural and artistic trends of the postmodern
‏period that emphasize addition rather than selection, innovation and inconsistency, and
‏favors anarchic vitality over clear monism.
‏As for the external volumetric formations facing the public square and Al-Zaim Shukri AlQuwatli Street (the western and northern sides), the cubic shapes that are compatible.

Technical information

with the general fabric surrounding advances and regressions were dealt with in a way
‏that achieves the ratio of the lengths of its retreating ribs to the advanced ribs, the
‏golden ratio of 1,618 on the western axis and vice versa on the northern axis.

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