Syed Lakhte Haider
Department of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture
COMSATS University Islamabad
architecture, pantheclectism, design, monastery, christian monastery, architectural innovation, visualisation, mountain architecture, bern structures, fluid architecture, parametricism
Christian monasteries became the religious and public buildings in Christianity and have flourished and given birth to many architectural features and work scales. In, Pakistan has had a large population of Christians during its origin but it has declined substantially due to many persecutions and migration. Although, there is resentment between the religions in Pakistan, there are examples of religious tolerance and of positivity reflected in unity and brotherhood. The project aims for the architectural typology of a monastery reflecting the ideas of religious tolerance and expanding the Church architecture that has recently come to a halt in the country. It further reflects to sustain the ecology of the site it caters to be constructed within. The ideas of sustenance in ecology and religion come together in the form of a new architectural style, i.e. Pantheclectism that aims to establish an architecture of the current and changing future scenario and at the same time demarcating an ecologically endangered site. This eventually plays its part defined within this typology to curate itself in the form of different architectural typologies that make up a monastery and in a way are also exclusive to the monastery.