Last week the Sakirin Mosque opened in Istanbul, Turkey.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the first mosque in the country to have an interior
designed by a woman, Zeynep Fadillioglu. An interior designer
known for jet setting ways, she nonetheless won a commission
to redesign the religious structure in Istanbul.
She even recruited women to help in the construction. Begun last year,
the project was just recently completed. It's a fairly impressive building,
subtly blending modern techniques and materials
into what might be the world's most conservative design
Admittedly, I have not been inside a lot of mosques and donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know
much about how light and open space is supposed to work in them,
traditionally. I just know that this has a crazy gorgeous interior,
with a lovely soaring, open feel to it. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got lots of gold
in the color scheme, but it manages to be tasteful and elegant,
instead of looking like Trump Mosque. The unfinished wood accents
contrast nicely. And I love how the Ã¢â‚¬Å“dripping chandelierÃ¢â‚¬
catches and magnifies natural light. I want that thing
in my house!