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As with Mosque V1 Modeling, this most recent proposal for the Shahjalal Mosque was physically modeled and photographed from the same perspectives as the six precedent mosques chosen for Mosque Massing, in order to have a constant to compare differences. It shows how the building deals with the two axis of fabric and mecca, as discussed in Site Axis. It also is located at the South Eastern edge of the park and addresses the street much like a Public House would with little or no boundary between the entrance threshold and the pavement.

The image shown is an illustration of how brickwork or paving blockwork could be cut to interlock structurally and create a spinning motif, which is one of the most frequently recurring patterns in Islamic art. Taken from Islamic Patterns by Keith Critchlow, I especially like it if used in the main foyer space. Orientated in the right way it aligns with both axis the proposed Mosque deals with with, that of the existing fabric and of Mecca, as discussed in Site Axis. It also starts to address the detailed domesticity that the Wallpaper gives The Grapes Public House.

As in Mosque Massing, this early proposal for the Shahjalal Mosque was physically modeled and photographed from the same perspectives as the six precedent mosques chosen for Mosque Massing in order to have a constant to compare differences. As discussed in Mosque V1, the building deals with the dictated route axis across the site and the building axis of the exiting fabric. It also starts to create an outdoor room towards the North-East of the site, but is rather awkward in dealing with the Southern edge.

This early proposal for the Shahjalal Mosque deals with all of the influencing axis identified in Site Axis, promoting the route from the new section of the Ocean Estate to the Canal by flanking it whilst creating an edge to the park along the building axis of the surrounding fabric. It does not however work well in plan as a public building, with several awkward angles creating uncomfortable spaces.

One of the influencing features near the site is the London Canal, identified as an axis in Site Axis. The route however is not justified currently due to the lack of activity. There is a large space empty at the end of this defined route, and it is proposed that this be used for recreation; with functioning moorings, a cafe and a connection to Mile End Park on the other side of the water.

Six of the footprints studied in Footprint Study were selected due to scale, location or the way in which they deal with different imposing axis. They were mass modeled but purposely without a dome, if featured, to negate any sense of influence this may have on study which it is not relevant. All six were recored from plan view as well as three key views taken from routes across or along the park, identified in Site Axis.

The axis of a site can be generated from several influences, in this instance that of Route, Fabric and Compass. The axis of route are generated from the strongest routes that act on the site, either along or across it. The axis of fabric takes the line of the existing built fabric around the site. The axis of compass is generated from the direction of Mecca, for religious reasons, and of South as this is the best direction to generate energy from solar gains. Combined they converge towards the South-East of the site.