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Navigation of the Holy Quran to Explore the Islamic Chromatic Patterns

DOI: 10.5923/j.arch.20120205.04

Keywords: Color Identity, Colors in Islamic Urbanism, Colors in the Holy Quran, Urban/Architecture in Islamic Cities

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Abstract:

Formulation of a color identity to the built environment has to take into consideration group of constrains such as the broad meaning of environment, its traditions, special value, and other creative aspects. The spread of urban development within the age of globalization has caused the transition of specific colors between different places worldwide to paint buildings with similar colors though culture, civilization and environmental differences between these places. Moreover, the obvious chaotic and random use of colors in Cairo and several Arab and Islamic cities and capitals, requires solutions for such problem to help rebuilding the identity and associate sense of belonging to the community and the surrounding environment. This paper's aim is to propose a solution to this problematic issue through setting a systematic methodology to deduce and derive group of color patterns that has been mentioned in the Holy Quran. An analytical and deductive approach are used to serve the different parts of the research, in order to reach a color map that could be an aiding tool in reinforcing the identity, revitalizing, and distinguishing the urban fabric in the Islamic cities and capitals.

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