The Impact of Multi-functionality in Promoting the Aesthetic Values of Modern Islamic Architecture

  • Ibtisam Abdulelah Al Khafaji Al-Isra university colleg , Baghdad, Iraq
  • Israa jabber Theban Al-Isra university college, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: aesthetic, multi –functionality, geometrical coherence, reinforcement methods, potential coherent center.


Relationship between function and aesthetic has been occupied researchers, philosophers, artists and architects considerably to define meanings and to show significance degree of mutual influences. This analytical research investigates – How multi-functionality improve aesthetic values of architectural forms in contemporary Islamic architecture. We have  defined procedurally  the concept of  multi-functionality  as a  potential forces of  generative centers  and aesthetic  as geometrical  coherence  of  architectural form. The absence of clear relations between multi-functionality and how it can be used to improve aesthetic values formed a basic research problem. The main target of this research is to determine how designers can enhancing aesthetic values of forms by using different functions. We suppose that multi-functionality improve the aesthetic values of the architectural form by strengthening   geometrical coherence. We selected Five projects of contemporary Islamic centers and sample of 20 person’s. Semantic differential scale was used to analyze variables. The research found that multi-functionality has a great role in supporting the aesthetic values of architectural form by defining physical characters, Identifying and intensifying its visual and physical connections.

How to Cite
Al Khafaji, I., & Theban, I. (2020). The Impact of Multi-functionality in Promoting the Aesthetic Values of Modern Islamic Architecture. Association of Arab Universities Journal of Engineering Sciences, 27(2), 122-134.