Author Archives: Frances and Kyle

About Frances and Kyle

We are 3rd year Interior and Environmental Design Students at DOJCAD, at the University of Dundee.

ARABIC TEXT

The Arabic alphabet has 28 basic letters. Adaptations of the Arabic script for other languages, such as Persian, Ottoman, Sindhi, Urdu, Malay or Pashto, Arabi Malayalam, have additional letters, shown below. There are no distinct upper and lower case letter forms. Many letters look similar but are distinguished from one another … Continue reading

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GEOMETRY

I keep seeing this, or very similar geometric patterns in Islamic Design, so being a lover of geometry, I just had to construct it in AutoCAD! I love the subtle curves the overall pattern creates when you extend and repeat … Continue reading

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INSPIRATIONAL IMAGES – SCREENS AND LAYERS

These designs appealed because of their geometric patterning and translucent nature. 5 – DIMENSION PAVILLION. Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Icelandic artist Einar Thorsteinn designed this pavillion based on five-fold symmetry (a symmetry which incorporates the Golden Ratio). It is made from … Continue reading

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INSPIRATIONAL IMAGES – GEOMETRY AND COLOUR

These designs struck us because of they are modern, vibrant and very expressive. With their bold colours and striking geometries they could each represent a modern take on Traditional Islamic Art and Design. DIGITAL ORIGAMI was made from only 2 differently shaped recycled … Continue reading

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PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT

We have now put some initial design concepts under the ‘concept development’ tab, please feel free to leave comments as we would welcome your feedback – good or bad.

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SCOTLAND IN SHORT

Being Scottish makes me feel really proud. I love my Country and all the traditions that are kept from the past. When i wear my traditional dress, i especially gain a feeling of Scottish pride. I think it is within … Continue reading

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ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE – PATTERN, LIGHT AND STRUCTURE

The Middle East is considered by many to be the cradle of civilisation, from Greece and Egypt in the west, through the fertile crescent of Mesopotamia and Levant to the Indus Valley and on to China in the East. The … Continue reading

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