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Online IAP Lecture: Medinas of the Maghreb and the concept of Islamic city: Between texts and models

The Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT (AKDC@MIT) is proud to present “Medinas of the Maghreb and the concept of Islamic city: Between texts and models” with Amine Kasmi, conservation architect and Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Tlemcen, Algeria.. The presentation will take place online, January 25th at 5 pm EST, 11 pm in Algeria (UTC/GMT +1:00). The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Download the Flyer Abstract: On the question of an archetypal model of the Islamic city, several regional scholars and Orientalists have tried to give some answers, each […]

New Archnet collection documents monuments of Algerian architecture

“Moorish Monuments of Algeria: richness and diversity,” is a new Archnet collection documenting 27 of the most prominent historic architectural sites in Algeria. The Aga Khan Documentation Center of the MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT) commissioned Dr. Amine Kasmi, a conservation architect and associate professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Tlemcen in Algeria, to develop and curate the collection documenting “architecture produced by the local population of the central Maghreb.” Structures in the collection span the history of the region from the 3rd century BCE through the first half of the 20th c. Like “The Islamic Heritage of Bangladesh, the […]

New material on Algiers, Isfahan, Riyadh, and Tlemcen

Some of the material recently made available on Archnet: Images of architecturally significant sites in Algiers and Tlemcen by Anas Soufan, AKPIA@MIT Fellow in 2015. Sites in Isfahan ranging a Fire Temple originally constructed ca. 1400 BCE to houses built in the 19th c.  The new material is from the archive of the Isfahan Urban History Project, recently donated to AKDC@MIT. Documentation of the restoration of a farm house in the vicinity of Riyadh An introduction to Tlemcen, a city known for is Medieval Islamic architecture, by Amine Kasmi from the Department of Architecture at the University of Tlemcen. Follow this site for future updates.