Employing Heritage Elements in Contemporary Architecture. 3-Mosque’s Gates: Case Study in Amman City – Jordan
Takyaldeen Alarmouty, Rizeq Hammad

This paper examines the entrances of buildings as an integral component of the building, which can be used and developed. Entrances, in general, have multiple functions, including entering and exiting the building, guiding the users, preserving the privacy, and reflecting the architectural character of the building. It also gives the first impression of the building and enhances its identity, as it also reflects the interior design of the building, decorations, and engravings. The entrances to Islamic Mosques have a distinctive character and differ from the entrances to palaces and apartment buildings, with a clear openness and reflect the architectural thought in time and place that affected the architecture. Despite the geographical and temporal divergence, and the different civilizations, materials, and workmanship, they still had a common style and had special characteristics. This study directs architects to examine the philosophy of Islamic architecture and to quote from it some elements that still retain the same function and have the same philosophy and its development so that they appear to be interrelated with the inherited Islamic architecture and do not deviate from it.

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