ArchDaily Year: Houses “COPY” 2007 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/81700/chandgaon-mosque-kashef-mahboob-chowdhury Clipboard CopyHouses•Chittagong, Bangladesh Bangladesh Chandgaon Mosque / Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury “COPY” Projects Area: 1048 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/81700/chandgaon-mosque-kashef-mahboob-chowdhury Clipboard Architects: Kashef Chowdhury – URBANA Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Photographs: Aga Khan Award for Architecture / BKS InanText description provided by the architects. This mosque on the suburban periphery of the port of Chittagong in Bangladesh seeks to fulfil the traditional role of a mosque as both a place of spirituality and as a gathering place for the community. The architect began by identifying the essential elements of a mosque to create a new form and articulation for a typology that goes back for a millennium and a half. The result is this monolithic and spare mosque, pared down to two identical cuboid structures.Save this picture!© Aga Khan Award for Architecture / BKS InanRecommended ProductsCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWood Boards / HPL PanelsLamitechLamitech high pressure plastic laminateCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiThe first is the front court, its heavy masonry walls punctuated with low, wide openings onto the surrounding landscape, with a large eyelike opening above. In the second volume, the naturally lit mihrab wall is balanced by an iconic, cut dome. While the apertures give a sense of openness and draw in light and ventilation by day, by night they allow light to shine out of the mosque like a beacon. With its stark, geometric clarity, the Chandgaon mosque stands apart from many such structures that have reduced architectural features associated with the usual mosque type to the level of kitsch. It makes a definitive architectural statement in a different direction, pointing to the contemporary, to a desire to live in spaces that reflect the universal values of the present day.Save this picture!© Aga Khan Award for Architecture / BKS InanProject gallerySee allShow lessMaple Leaf Square Canopy / United Visual ArtistsArticlesRenaissance Marriot Hotel in Paris / Atelier Christian de PortzamparcArticles Share Save this picture!© Aga Khan Award for Architecture / BKS Inan+ 10 Share Chandgaon Mosque / Kashef Mahboob ChowdhurySave this projectSaveChandgaon Mosque / Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury CopyAbout this officeKashef Chowdhury – URBANAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasChittagongReligious Architecture3D ModelingBangladeshPublished on October 15, 2010Cite: “Chandgaon Mosque / Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury” 15 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.