The spiritual impact of the original decorative product in contemporary Islamic Arab architecture

  • Mahdi Saleh Alfaraj Al-Ataabi
  • Ahmed Abed Jalowb


Today the world is looking at a range of contemporary and influential technologies
at all levels, Which contribute to the strengthening of contemporary architecture, Where
architecture was directly influenced by contemporary technologies, The speed of
achievement and accuracy in work and little effort as well as the diversity of materials
that would last longer, This has become a point of attraction for architectural trends,
especially the original Arab Islamic decoration, Which in the past had been created by
local materials that were subject to erosion, with craftsmen's hands and a long time of
achievement, Despite the availability of modern technologies of material and high-end
possibilities, it remains to be seen whether Arab-Islamic decorations under this
technological revolution still preserve their spirit and authenticity, Hence the special
research problem, which states: (The lack of knowledge about the spirituality of the
decorative product of contemporary Islamic Arab architecture), Therefore, the aim of the
research is to promote the spiritual achieved in the decorative products inherent and
inherent in contemporary Arab Islamic architecture, The research methodology included
building a conceptual and knowledge framework for the main and secondary research
terms, and then extrapolating a number of previous studies and constructing the
theoretical framework for the research and then applying it to a sample of the selected
projects. And that the most important research findings that the spirituality of original
decorative products lies in the aesthetics associated with the form subject to the original
content, where spiritual means the bug in existence and overflowing form of vitality and
immortality, And the contemporary technical development in the construction materials
and methods of construction makes the Arab Islamic decoration as authentic and
contemporary as long as it preserves the content and form of content..


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Al-Ataabi, M. S. A. and Jalowb, A. A. (2018) “The spiritual impact of the original decorative product in contemporary Islamic Arab architecture”, Iraqi Journal of Architecture & Planning, 14(2). Available at: (Accessed: 18August2019).

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