Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 2(2), pp. 72 - 81
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2014.020202
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Morphological Knowledge for the Modeling of Ottoman Mosques

Najla Allani-Bouhoula *
National School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Carthage, Tunisia


The Ottoman mosque can be considered as one of the three main families of architectural forms characterizing the Muslim mosque. In this paper, we present the preliminary results of our work on computer modeling of the Ottoman mosques built by Sinan in the 16th century. We started first by conducting an analysis of a corpus of 26 mosques. We have developed a tool called "SINAN" through which various possible queries are allowed to understand the characteristics of these mosques and the laws that govern them. This is a database exploitable through a data interface. Second, and in order to build a knowledge base for the semi-automatic modeling of Ottoman mosques, we started by specifying rules related to Ottoman mosques using Horn clauses then we used the decision procedures, to verify the consistency of the rule base.

Modeling, Morphological Analysis, Architectural Knowledge Base, Decision Procedures, Othman Mosques

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[1] Najla Allani-Bouhoula , "Morphological Knowledge for the Modeling of Ottoman Mosques," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 72 - 81, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2014.020202.

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Najla Allani-Bouhoula (2014). Morphological Knowledge for the Modeling of Ottoman Mosques. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 2(2), 72 - 81. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2014.020202.