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Çorum - Osmancık

In the Turkish district Çorum you will find the city of Osmancık.

Wikipedia: Çorum

Wikipedia: Osmancık

 

Çorum

In the province of Çorum in the city of Osmancık there is a mosque with an interesting muqarnas. This muqarnas follows the line "back on front". The muqarnas can be built from the standard basic units, with a few exceptions. Half of a standard intermediate unit is required on the first building layer. In the second, half of a unit is needed. In the third building layer half of a standard intermediate unit is also needed.

Shiro Takahashi's drawing suggests some unique units in the top layer. This muqarnas needs further study at this point. The assignment for students is slightly different and solely based on standard building units.

Check the animation to find out the composition of this muqarnas.
animation

 


Çorum


Analysis
by Shiro Takahashi

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Muqarnas


Student Task

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Construction Plate


Design

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Dedicated Units
at the end of the first and third layer


Final product

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Coding

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Animation

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A lot of variation is possible on the same rectangular construction plate with a straight back wall on the first layer. Below are examples of alternative muqarnas. Half of a standard intermediate unit is required on the first and third layers. In the second and fourth floors, half of a unit with a back wall is required.

Alternatives are the result of permutations of combinations of full and intermediate units. Below, a series of alternatives for the square unit are presented. Each of these combinations has a square footage, the square itself, the orange jug or diamond and the orange biped, the red half squares, two yellow half rhombus and a large biped, the pink small biped, but not the purple almond. The pink one is a kind of inversion of the purple one. The purple almond is a full unit and the corresponding small biped is the intermediate unit, but in pink, the small biped is the full unit. For the pink one, an intermediate unit complementing to the square does exist, but there is not such an intermediate unit which complements the purple almond.

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Final product

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Final product

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Alternative Design


Alternative Design

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