The Evolution of Courtyards of Mosques on the Way to Istanbul

Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Numan

Der Fachbereich Baugeschichte::Bauforschung der Technischen Universität Wien und das IVA – Institut für Vergleichende Architekturforschung laden Sie in Kooperation mit der Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf Üniversitesi und dem Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – Türkisches Kulturzentrum Wien im Rahmen der Vortragsreihe „Development of Turkish Architecture“ herzlich zu folgendem Vortrag ein:

Zeit: 30.04.2015, 19:00 Uhr

Ort: TU Wien; Hörsaal 7 – Schütte-Lihotzky Hörsaal, Stiege VII, Erdgeschoß; 1040 Wien, Karlsplatz 13

The development, composition and nature of plans of mosques in the Turkish-Islamic Architecture have always been a question. Courtyards are one of the major determining factors of the typology. Beside their geometrical properties, their size, position and use are also effective on this determination. Starting from the introduction of the Turkish Culture to Islam, the process of re-shaping in mosque’s typology was unavoidable. In this presentation the courtyards of mosques will be evaluated in terms of position, geometry and use until they reach to their classical manner in Istanbul.

Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Numan was born in Cyprus. He received his B.Arch and M.Arch degrees in Middle East Technical University METU and Ph.D. in Ankara University. He took place as one of the forming team of the Program of Islamic Architecture in Umm Al-Qura University in Saudi Arabia and lead Architectural Design Studios for ten years. He also worked as the forming Dean of the Faculty of Architecture in Eastern Mediterranean University in TRNC North Cyprus and recently holding the similar position in Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University in Istanbul. He is interested in Turkish-Islamic Architecture, Vernacular Architecture and Cultural-Architectural Heritage.