Sunday, February 24, 2013

Muqarnas Vault

Muqarnas vault with the oculus, Yakutiye Madrasa, Erzurum, Turkey (source: MIT Dome)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Alhambra Pattern 4

Nazarid Palaces, The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Alhambra Pattern 1

Nazarid Palaces, The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

The Alhambra is the biggest joke

At some moment, all you can do is think

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Interlocking Arrows 3

Entrance Portal, Sahabiye Madrasah, 1267, Kayseri, Turkey

Pattern with muqarnas behind. It has a nice three dimensional feeling to it that reminds me of Erwin Hauer's work

Left niche

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Onion Shaped Pattern

Dome, Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque, Isfahan, Iran

Prince Selim Practising Archery, Nigari, c.1561-62

Domical superstructure with subsidiary flat vaults, Mosque of Shahsultan and Zal Pasha, Istanbul, Turkey

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Octagons & Four Pointed Stars

Bahram Gur and the Indian Princess in the Black Pavilion from Khamsa of Nizami, Iran, 1548 AD

Detail with the pattern

Saturday, December 31, 2011


Our core team is wishing you the best for 2012

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ulugh Beg Madrasa

Portal, Ulugh Beg Madrasa, Samarqand
Same portal I came across in Prokudin-Gorskii's beautiful photographs. ca. 1910

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Arrow Pattern

Minaret, Yakutiye Medresesi, Erzurum, Turkey