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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.

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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.

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.

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