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Sustenance through Architecture: Christian monastery as a portrayal for tolerance and perseverance


Author

Shaleem Anjum

Supervisor

Syed Lakhte Haider

Department

Department of Architecture

Program

Bachelor of Architecture

Institute

COMSATS University Islamabad

Institute Type

Public

Campus Location

Islamabad

City

Islamabad

Province

Islamabad

Country

Pakistan

Degree Starting Year

2017

Degree End Year

2022

Thesis Completing Year

2022

Thesis Completion Status

Completed

Page

170

Subject

Architecture

Language

English

Keywords


architecture, pantheclectism, design, monastery, christian monastery, architectural innovation, visualisation, mountain architecture, bern structures, fluid architecture, parametricism

Link

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaleem-a-05289b80/

Abstract

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.

ID

ARI-86387

Added

2022-08-10 13:10:43

Modified

2022-08-12 08:33:15