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Old November 10th, 2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Moorish & Neo-Moorish Architecture Around The World

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I searched in this section and i didn't found any Thread about The Moorish/Neo-Moorish architecture around the world... Let's share photos of this awesome architectural style :

Moorish Architecture :

The Moorish architecture is the articulated Berber–Islamic architecture of West North Africa (Morocco and west Algeria), Al-Andalus (Spain), and Al-Garb Al-Andalus (Portugal).

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Moorish architecture is named after the Moors, North African people who conquered the Iberian Peninsula and many islands in the Western Mediterranean beginning in the 700s. The Moors controlled what is now Spain, Portugal, and the Pyrenees region of France for hundreds of years.

The Moors were Muslim and influenced by the Islamic architecture that developed in the Middle East. Although mosques are the most common examples of Moorish architecture, motifs spread to the design of homes and places of businesses. One of the most famous examples of Moorish architecture, the Mezquita or Grand Mosque of Cordoba, Spain, is today the region's Catholic cathedral.

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Example, Al Hambra, Granada, Spain :


Moorish Revival Architecture :

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Moorish Revival or Neo-Moorish is one of the exotic revival architectural styles that were adopted by architects of Europe and the Americas in the wake of the Romanticist fascination with all things oriental. It reached the height of its popularity after the mid-nineteenth century, part of a widening vocabulary of articulated decorative ornament drawn from historical sources beyond familiar classical and Gothic modes. Little distinction was made in European and American practice between motifs drawn from Ottoman Turkey or from Andalusia.

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American Style :

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Palace of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

But this revival style isn't limited only in Europe or America it's also present in the countries's who created the classical Moorish style :

Morocco :


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Algeria :


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Old November 10th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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Old November 10th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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Old November 10th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #4
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Old November 10th, 2012, 07:16 PM   #5
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Old November 10th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #7
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Mértola, Portugal :

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Old November 10th, 2012, 08:39 PM   #8
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Old November 10th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #9
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Old November 10th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #10
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Nice pics, as usual
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Old November 10th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #11
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Algeria


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Algeria

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Old November 10th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #13
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Thanks and don't hesitate to post more from Algeria
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Neo-moorish | Algiers | Museum of Modern Art







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Thanks and don't hesitate to post more from Algeria
Thanks.

I don't know if there is a thread on Maghrebian architecture, it would be interesting to have one (to include other types).
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Neo-moorish | Algiers

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Thanks.

I don't know if there is a thread on Maghrebian architecture, it would be interesting to have one (to include other types).
I searched in this section and it doesn't exist... If you wan't you can creat one and i'll will help

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Old November 10th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #18
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Moorish Revival :

Plaza de España in Seville is not neo-moorish architecture, it's andalusian regionalist (Baroque and Moorish Revivals mix).

In Seville, La Giralda is an old Almohad (moorish) minaret mixes with renaissance architecture, 12th century to 16th century)

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La Giralda. Sevilla por ALVARO CARNICERO, en Flickr

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Today, La Giralda is the bell tower of the gothic cathedral of Seville.
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Catedral de Sevilla por Javier Gr., en Flickr

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The Heliopolis quarter in Cairo once featured a hippodrome as part of a large amusement park. Its remnants, only the main stand surviving in a dilapidated state, are now opposite what is called ‘Merryland’ in the shadow of Roxy Square.


I am led to believe it was called ‘Al Hamra’ and also referred to as ‘Grenada Hippodrome’, allegedly alluding to ‘Al Hambra’ or ‘Granada’.

Would you classify the main stand as a surviving moorish edifice?








the details on the window of the last photo are highly identical to those used in the Moorish style, while the colored lines on the walls refers to those used in the Ottoman style (Especially the B&W colors), in the Moorish style especially Andalusian one the lines are used in arcs and are colored red and white (ex : The great mosques of Cordoba).

Also the little windows on the top of this building are identical to those used in the Moorish style.

The site you posted there is beyond my knowledge, We need a statement of the name, as well as more informations about it, but i think it's a Mixture of 2 architectural style (Moorish & Ottoman) like it's used in many Americans cities.
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