Mosques without Dome (as a Tourist Attraction): A Religion Journey
Keywords:mosque, dome, architectonic design, canon rule, religion journey
Purpose: This research aims to reveal the recent architectonic design phenomena for Indonesian mosques without dome(s) and minarets. All the mosques have potential uniqueness to be tourist attractions.
Research methods: The research refers to interdisciplinary methods in qualitative research of four mosques structures without a dome and/or minaret.
Findings: Architectonic designs are interpreted as the desire to demonstrate the postmodern architectural spirits (zeitgeist) of the respective architects by performing anti-deterministic, self-sustaining and/or multivalent architecture. Architects do it to provoke to interpret the new interpretations of the Islamic spirit in architecture in an emotional and cognitive way.
Implications: The serial of mosques without dome has been potential to be a religion journey. It has also been potential to be tourist attractions.
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