Despite dealing with axis, Mosque V1 did not work in plan. Taking the spaces within the Shahjalal Mosque back to essentials – The Prayer Hall and what is described here as “Pub”, basic layouts were configured to create a positive relationship between the two.

The term “Pub”, despite its alcoholic connotations, is meant in as previous work has stated as Public House, a space that is privately owned but used publicly, that conveys a sense of domesticity which dictates a sense of decorum to be maintained by all patrons. I also like the traditional idea of the landlord living upstairs making a pub very much an extension of their living room, which I think has potential for direct translation to an Imam’s role within a mosque.

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