In the Traffic Design Competition Vol. 2 - Design as Reform, the design proposal MOSQUE IS MORE by Brusselssprout was selected as Finalist in the Mosque Category. The international competition, organized by Dubai-based art and design organization traffic, called architects, collectives, designers, students, studios and enthusiasts of art and design to submit entries in the four categories mosque (architecture), majlis (interior design), pattern (graphic design), and public installation (experimental design).
MOSQUE IS MORE. Islam (building) reflects the stark simplicity of the Arabian desert where it was born. According to the teachings of Islam, a simple life (building) is one, which is free from all sorts of items of mere show and formality. A Muslim (building) is not expected to spend his wealth to exhibit grandeur and riches. It is however to be noted that the standard of simplicity varies from each person according to individual status, vocation etc. and as such one common standard cannot be fixed for the whole society. The main object of leading a simple life (building) is not to spend on items of mere external show.
Faith (light) should be the protagonist.
“Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.”—Charles Édouard Jeanneret-Gris