Thursday, 1 October 2009

Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

This is an incredible structure that can only truly be appreciated when visited. Imagery shows how grand it is and the basic form of the building but in intricate detail of every aspect within and outside are not possible to see. This did intrigue me and I truly saw the beauty in typography, as it was within the interior design as part of the décor. Arabic is possibly the most beautiful typeface that there is, as the shapes that are formed through the words are incredible. The use of Arabic in décor is only a small part of the interesting feature that the mosque embraces. The domes that help to make an impressive exterior are a sight to behold, with variations in sizes and decorative qualities on them. There are so many inspiration qualities that can be gained from looking at Arabic buildings, I feel this mosque epitomises traditional Arabic design and qualities.

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