Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of domes and minarets, mosques and medrassas. There is the equally beautiful necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda and the old observatory of Uleg Beg, the greatest Muslim astronomer. posted by www.futons-direct.co.uk

Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of domes and minarets, mosques and medrassas. There is the equally beautiful necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda and the old observatory of Uleg Beg, the greatest Muslim astronomer. posted by www.futons-direct.co.uk

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Charles Correa's crystalline Islamic centre joins the Aga Khan Museum in a Toronto park

Charles Correa's crystalline Islamic centre joins the Aga Khan Museum in a Toronto park

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Glenn Murcutt unveils images of Australian Islamic Centre in Melbourne | Pritzker Prize-winning Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has revealed new images of his first mosque in Melbourne, showing a roof covered in rows of dramatic lantern-like skylights (+ slideshow).  Murcutt has worked on the design for the Australian Islamic Centre for over 10 years, collaborating with architect Hakan Elevli of Melbourne practice Elevli Plus.

Glenn Murcutt unveils images of Australian Islamic Centre in Melbourne | Pritzker Prize-winning Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has revealed new images of his first mosque in Melbourne, showing a roof covered in rows of dramatic lantern-like skylights (+ slideshow). Murcutt has worked on the design for the Australian Islamic Centre for over 10 years, collaborating with architect Hakan Elevli of Melbourne practice Elevli Plus.

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Islamic Centre in Lisbon | DETAIL inspiration

Islamic Centre in Lisbon | DETAIL inspiration

Charles Correa's crystalline Islamic centre joins the Aga Khan Museum in a Toronto park.
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Charles Correa's crystalline Islamic centre joins the Aga Khan Museum in a Toronto park

Charles Correa's crystalline Islamic centre joins the Aga Khan Museum in a Toronto park

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