Refugee Worship And Background:
Religion is a sensitive thing in any place. I had to dive deep in the situation to find out how the relation between religious groups is? What is the standers of witch they expect of a religious building? Yes, I had to build a building for worship for the refugees. The place we picked is Fullujah Iraq. Though part of the population is Christianity in this part of the world is mostly made up of Muslim. The relation between them is tense to say the less. There expectations are high, so I had to design carefully.
I started off with just coming up with, an outline of what I wanted I wanted. I want it to be combined building for both groups. I had to be extra careful. I had to build it to fit all standards of the groups and it had to last. It also had to be portable. They have towers in both types of buildings. They also have a small body water for different things. They have a prayer, place a worship room, and for the Muslims they have a marker for which way to face for prayer. They both can or have a courtyard. With that in mind I came up with this.
I had ideas for the refugee camp we were designing and this is one of them. The market is a comity place for to get back in there feet ,and to see people they might not have seen in a long time. I had some ideas on it but have not yet finished it.
I had finally decided on this down below. The courtyard is to the front with a founten in the middle of it. The tower is at the middle front of the building the entrance is at the middle of the tower going through it. There are two large windows to ether side of the tower. At the top of the tower is a place for a bell and to call prayer. Even higher above is a dome for symbolic reasons. The inside is were worship and prayer is to happen. On the south walls is a indent in the wall marking the direction to Mecca which is south. The foundation is clay and the main part of the building is polycarbinate. Which is a new material but very good more on suren's page.