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Architectural Best Practice in Islamic Geometric Design

By: Eric Broug, School of Islamic Geometric Design, UK
Organized by the Architects Hub

6 hours, Monday 23 January 2017   

Galaxy Academy, Villa No .81 – Street No. 233 – Zone No. 33, Al Jamiaa Street, Al Markhiya,

Timing: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm


Buildings in Islamic societies have been making geometric compositions using the same design conventions for over 1,000 years. What are the design rules that were consistently applied for centuries? How can knowledge of these rules benefit architects and designers? Hundreds of geometric compositions and patterns have been made in this period yet only a handful are used in contemporary architecture. How can architects use this rich heritage more fully?

In this CPD training, participants will learn how to practically apply the essential elements of historical best practice. Knowledge of these rules and conventions gives designers and architects that freedom to innovate. Using numerous examples from the heritage of Islamic architecture.

Training topics
  • Patterns and context
  • Proportion and framing in rectangular compositions
  • The construction of patterns
  • Visual layers in geometric compositions
  • Engaging with your audience
  • Principles of Embellishment
  • Best Practice vs Worst Practice

Fees per attendee:

  • Standard Fee:              1,500 QR
  • QGBC Members         1,200 QR
  • Group of 3 or More:    1,200 QR per person

About the intructor

Eric Broug has written several popular books on Islamic geometric design. His books have translated into Farsi, Turkish, French and Dutch. He offers design consultancy and training. He has presented at MIT in Boston, Dubai Design Week, the Global Islamic economy summit in Dubai, and has made a popular TedEd animated video.
He gives workshops and lectures around the world. Eric is Dutch and lives in the North of England. He runs the School of Islamic Geometric Design.

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