ARCHITECTURE

“ZELLIGE”- ANCIENT TILES FROM MOROCCO

Zellige, is the famous clay or terracotta based mosaic tiles in Morocco, normally displaying intricate geometric patterns and range of colors. It is the characteristic element of Moroccan architecture. The tiles are handcrafted and displays Islamic geometric patterns like radiating star, polygon, squares, diamond etc.

ARCHITECTURE, ECO-DESIGNS

10 FEATURES OF SUSTAINABLE “MASHRABIYAS”

The marvelous Mashrabiyas of Arab are not just an aesthetic element but they have many others roles to play in architecture. Here are the 10 features offered by these beautiful sustainable Mashrabiyas -

ARCHITECTURE, ECO-DESIGNS

TOP 10 ANCIENT MUD HERITAGE MARVELS

Here are the top 10 ancient marvels made with MUD- 1. Shibam Hadramawt - Yemen 2. Taos Pueblo - New Mexico 3. Arg-e Bam - Iran 4. The Siwa Oasis - Western Egypt 5. Djinguereber Mosque - Timbaktu 6. Aït Benhaddou - Morocco 7. Khiva Wall - Uzbekistan 8. Kasbah of Sfax - Tunisia 9. Great Mosque of Djenne - Mali 10. Chan Chan - South America Check them out -

ARCHITECTURE, FOLK HERITAGE

TRANQUILIZING TIBET, PART -III(GUEST POST)

Having glimpses of someone's personal collection or work is altogether a different experience. This post shares pictures from Mr. Matthew Christensen's personal collection of Tibetan doors and windows and some door details. Have a look...

ARCHITECTURE, FOLK HERITAGE

ASTONISHING TIBETAN DOORS :- A Walk-Through

Not just doors, They are stories. Yes, the Tibetan doors are no less than an astounding piece of art. Brass ornamentation, exquisite colors, holy symbols and decorative paintings are Tibetan traits of door decorations. The patterns on doors often have symbolic meaning which may be religious or secular. They convey Buddhist ideas of spiritualism by using visual language of motifs and paintings. Sometimes they narrates the myths and beliefs of Tibetans through paintings of mythological characters like dragons on the entrance door. Be it a regular house door or the monastery door, each has its own unique appeal on the observer. Have a look on these bewitching Tibetan doors. Read on....