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Al-Irsyad Mosque / Urbane

  • 01:00 - 10 November, 2010
Al-Irsyad Mosque / Urbane
Al-Irsyad Mosque / Urbane, © Emilio Photoimagination
© Emilio Photoimagination

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  • Architects

  • Location

    West Java, Indonesia
  • Principal Architect

    M. Ridwan Kamil
  • Project Team

    Fahry Adhitya
  • Client

    PT. Belaputera Intiland
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. A mosque is a place of worship for Muslims—a place to kneel, stoop one's head and pray solemnly. Oftentimes, it is also used to carry out various other religious activities.

The first thing that might catch one's attention about this mosque in Kota Baru Parahyangan (KBP) is the absence of a dome, which is almost always a quintessential characteristic of mosques. However, the architects have informed that the dome is not a cultural/religious identity, hence not a necessity when it comes to designing an Islamic place of worship.

The architecture of the KBP mosque is unique in that it uses stacked stones as the main façade to create tectonic effect, while embedding Islamic text/calligraphy on the façade as a graphic element and reminder prayer.

© Emilio Photoimagination
© Emilio Photoimagination

The primary shape of the mosque takes the form of a square, which seems the most efficient since Muslims pray in straight rows facing a specific direction or the Qiblah.The structural columns are arranged in such way that the façade seems like it is not supported by any frame. This shape also alludes to Ka'bah, the most important structure in the Islamic world, to which all Muslims' prayers are directed.

© Emilio Photoimagination
© Emilio Photoimagination

The tall pole-like structure next to the square building form is called the minaret, an important element for mosque. It was used in the past for someone to call out to all Muslims to prayer on top of the minaret whenever prayer time has come. Today, the minaret still serves the same function, except loudspeakers a-- used instead. In a way, the minaret has become an icon of mosques; anyone searching for a mosque can one from afar.

© Emilio Photoimagination
© Emilio Photoimagination

With a capacity to accommodate approximately 1,000 people, the mosque is also designed to 'blend in' with nature. The stacked stones allow for natural ventilation without the need for air-conditioning. Surrounded by water, the ambient temperature around the mosque will be lower during the hot season. Once inside, the people are able to look out and appreciate the external scenery.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Al-Irsyad Mosque / Urbane" 10 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/87587/al-irsyad-mosque-urbane/>
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93 Comments

Shajedur Rahman · March 29, 2014

Remove the sphere right away. Its like a nice temple.

Shajedur Rahman · March 29, 2014 08:51 AM

*looks like

Masjid Mania · January 29, 2014

good inspiration, ask permission to take pictures and publish on twitter @ masjidmania. thank you.

yasmin almasri · March 27, 2013

i think the elevation is so creative specially that the architect use Arabic font , in other hand the main function in any mosque which give the beauty is the dome an minaret, and i think thats the water should be in another place :)

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jackie · August 15, 2012

We have people who have big heart and want to build mosque in poor places in indonesia. im looking for construction company to deal with.

Thank you

Mughsin · July 31, 2012

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Erly Dwi Aryati · July 27, 2012

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tJ · July 27, 2012

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devita permanasari · July 27, 2012

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Hanif Satyo Prabowo · July 27, 2012

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novelita.w.mondamina · July 27, 2012

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Fadillah additya · July 27, 2012

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J. Maharani · July 27, 2012

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ridwan kamil · July 27, 2012

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opal umasangadji · July 27, 2012

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Rizky · July 20, 2012

the sphere with the word Allah on it, such banality... remove at once!

Esha Satrya · July 16, 2012

Arsitektur Masjid Al-Irsyad: http://t.co/9GL7qGwO - WOW Urbane Indonesia! WOW!

Kevin Elika · June 14, 2012

Proud to see Indonesian designer at Archdaily : http://t.co/IjTSlN7s

AMER HOMSI · May 11, 2012
MothoivakCre · May 02, 2012

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Paddeda Nambherwandt · May 02, 2012

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Xeem Noor · March 20, 2012

Guys, I&#39m in love. :) http://t.co/7VXCyH4p Now to find a man like this.

Chandra Ardi A. · March 16, 2012

@ferdypatul http://t.co/7cIOgCcj udah liat link itu fer?

Maryam Eskandari · March 09, 2012

@cho2inside Of course, Indonesia has one of the most contemporary Islamic architectures http://t.co/WeufXIUz

Miftah Arief · February 25, 2012

The sphere should be moved to somewhere, because there are some "notion" if can't say as an opinion, about the writing of Allah and Muhammad inside the mosque.

If the writing object is a surah/ayat as a decoration, I think that is no problem.

That is my comment apart from its design. I love the over all design character, whether if it inspired with tadao/tadao things. We lived in a inspirational world. Nothing could be created without a bunch of inspiration. Thats why we come here, to archdaily, daily.

My attention to this mosque is:

The jamaah could see the khotib while in speech/khutbah. This is nice!

Z gafaar · February 24, 2012

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riza nur afifah · February 16, 2012

@erlii_wp yukk..kapan2 ke sini yuukk,ini rancangannya dosen favoritmu nak tus http://t.co/JaJFanPj

Mohammed AlMohammadi · February 07, 2012

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H Khadra · December 16, 2011

what i like most is the daring change from the usual dome structure found on most mosques to this minimalist modern approach. The interior is very successful in presenting a truely meditative atmosphere which is the essence of true prayer. Thumbs Up

Harun P · October 06, 2011

Nice Design, but sadly the design is simply imitate Tadao Ando masterpiece or style.

Mr Ridwan Kamil is one of the top architect in Indonesia but these kind of action is not very appropriate sample as his work can inspire other local architect in the country.

to the reader here, you may check Tadao Ando's work and see it for yourself, and leave a comment here.

tsyad · September 26, 2011

Masyaallah! Sesiapa yang di bandung tu jika berpeluang solat di masjid ni sungguh bertuah! http://t.co/SmQu7iL4

mardeew · September 23, 2011

masyaAllah,, ternyata Indonesia punya bangunan masjid seindah ini. http://j.mp/9kXXtt

Rian Bakhtiar · August 04, 2011

Standing applause ridwan kamil Al-Irsyad Mosque. Minimalis,Go Green Al-Irsyad Mosque / Urbane | ArchDaily http://t.co/tf4Ki3i via @archdail

Orlando Vasquez · August 01, 2011

@viscontigabriel Mezquita Al-Irsyad / Urbane http://ow.ly/5RxmP

Yuswadi Saliya · July 20, 2011

The Circle? I think that's OK, what's more the circle is perceivable only on drawings, never in real life; except, perhaps, from helicopter(?). The thing is that you're above/over the tranquil water (you see, water is ubiquitous emblem in West Java). The downside (if there's any at all), I think, is that inside the mosque you can never see persons in front of you in full detail, there is only silhouettes even the imam during the sermon; one can only hear (his) voice(s), moving dark figures, and feel the breeze(kinda creepy, eh!? btw, the ventilation is superb!) One more thing, though, this mosque is like a dot in space, there's no leading spatial sequences... All in all, two tumbs up!

muslimz · July 08, 2011

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Ziya Aslan · June 16, 2011

be designed in a different way than other ... or a little more could be done on the sparring

laura simatupang · June 14, 2011

modern mosque for urban living. i love the light. http://t.co/zaiUNlF

Erica Riva · June 09, 2011

Al-Irsyad Mosque / Urbane _ http://t.co/6EEAu8I #architecture #photography

narnia · June 09, 2011

http://bit.ly/lHiSsC !!!!! very cool #architecture

Hayah Taimur · June 07, 2011

Spiritual #Architecture done in a minimalistic way: http://www.archdaily.com/87587... #mosque #design

Fanny Rofalina · May 23, 2011

Langit2 nya terdiri dari 99 lampu, di mana setiap lampu mewakili asmaul husna http://www.archdaily.com/87587...

Fanny Rofalina · May 23, 2011

Mimbar nya dikelilingi oleh kolam air. http://www.archdaily.com/87587...

Fanny Rofalina · May 23, 2011

Mesjid dgn desain kontemporer JEMPOLAN http://www.archdaily.com/87587...

????? ????? · May 21, 2011

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widya rahayu · May 09, 2011

@asihsimanis kota baru parahyangan, satu area itu gak boleh kecuali penghuni atau bayar :)). wktu tu mau moto ini http://bit.ly/9Ny40U

St Yuniarti RD · April 12, 2011

yg kayu aga di canggu itu dan RT: @dnuknu: Ini aku dah tau RT @ralophknmoto: @dnuknu http://www.archdaily.com/87587...

Danu Kuntoro · April 12, 2011

Ini aku dah tau RT @ralophknmoto: @dnuknu http://www.archdaily.com/87587...

St Yuniarti RD · April 11, 2011
Gata anjanaviadi · March 01, 2011

Pasti sedang ada masalah RT @sanjayeah: tiba2 pengen jadi remaja mesjid http://bit.ly/9kXXtt

Dwi Aprilusianto Cahyadi · February 12, 2011

Subhanallah... I hope not only design which looks good, because the value of the good quality of a mosque is considered the religious life that made therein in accordance with the Shari'a.

Satrio · February 06, 2011

As urban graphic design this building very nice

Agus La Hinta · February 02, 2011

RT @dimasnovriandi: masjid ini keren banget! ayo ikutan vote! :) -- Al-Irsyad Mosque / Urbane | ArchDaily http://t.co/4udfK1E via @archdaily

Dimas Novriandi · February 02, 2011

masjid ini keren banget! ayo ikutan vote! :) -- Al-Irsyad Mosque / Urbane | ArchDaily http://t.co/4udfK1E via @archdaily

Fitria Yasmin · February 02, 2011

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Rivan Dwiastono · February 02, 2011

i agree about the sphere. it's not an object that muslims are facing to, it's Allah who's not living in an object, but in everywhere. may be the architect just want to add a symbolystic object, but it may be interpreted wrong by people.

but, beside it, this mosque is marvelous

dini kaeka sari · February 02, 2011

wohoho...!!
this is owesome!!!! :)

Diwangkari · February 02, 2011

Promoting new imagination of Islamic building..thumbs up!

Dien Aplianty Salam · January 15, 2011

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Yudha Permana · January 06, 2011

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Patriot Negri · December 17, 2010

ternyata mesjid yang dibuat pa ridwan kamil masuk archdaily, ini link nya : http://bit.ly/9kXXtt hebat betul lah.

Charlie · December 02, 2010

RT @BarrakAlBabtain: Al-Irsyad Mosque / Urbane http://is.gd/hcs43

Not sure about that &#39Allah&#39 ball at the front, but this is a very sub ...

g o o f b a l l · November 26, 2010

other than the sphere, everything else look so peaceful.. in my opinion its a very nice mosque.

khawla alhashimi · November 21, 2010

Mosque design in Indonesia; http://www.archdaily.com/87587...

Rengganis Banitya R · November 20, 2010

modern concept of Mosque is Al-Irsyad Mosque - Padalarang Indonesia / Urbane | ArchDaily http://t.co/ULTgLMl via @archdaily

Barrak Al-Babtain · November 16, 2010

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Not sure about that &#39Allah&#39 ball at the front, but this is a very sublime mosque. Powerful.

retnasih widiatmani · November 15, 2010
Radita Johanes · November 15, 2010

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AIA IFRAA KC · November 15, 2010

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seisyzakia · November 13, 2010

http://www.archdaily.com/87587... wow om @ridwankamil cool!

Patricio Casaubon · November 13, 2010

Mezquita Al-Irsyad http://is.gd/gVv32 @plethoraapp

SungWha Na · November 12, 2010

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Anas Azayzeh · November 11, 2010

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Ari Tamat · November 11, 2010

Shades of Tadao Ando in this modernist mosque design by @ridwankamil: http://archdai.ly/bm1qWO

A · November 11, 2010

thumbs up really inspiring .

Stella · November 11, 2010

RT @ArchDaily: Al-Irsyad Mosque / Urbane http://archdai.ly/bm1qWO #architecture

farahdina · November 11, 2010

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Didier · November 11, 2010

I agree with the sphere comment. Looks strangely like an idol to me

luckhely · June 18, 2011 05:39 PM

agree.., probably the sphere should be put in somewhere (not in the front of the praying people or in the back) the beautiful nature scenery is enough to show God existance
very imaginative n touching my feel TT, Two Thumbs up!! b^^d

putera anarta · November 11, 2010

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+Aziz · November 11, 2010

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jemmy sikumbang · November 11, 2010

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emre · November 10, 2010

a very peaceful space have been achieved it seems,congrats..however i agree that the sphere is somehow out of the place, in addition it can be problematic theologically. prostating in front of a an object may not be acceptable. Concretization of Allah is a touching subject...Islam is strict about this.

alex · November 10, 2010

looks good, but i find the sphere across the water a little creepy, like an eye is watching

agus · December 16, 2011 12:06 PM

subhanallah ...................... semoga saya di beri kemampuan seperti beliau ini...

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