The elements of decorative arts in the Islamic and Moroccan architecture

  Geometry In addition to its primary function to solve mathematical problems, geometry can be used to create beautiful designs. Working with different geometric shapes allows Moroccan artists to produce an endless variety of patterns which can be limited only by the artist’s imagination. These patterns typify the Islamic art’s interests in repetition, symmetry and [...]

By |2018-04-18T16:35:31+00:00April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Decorating the Moroccan Salon

Moroccans are well-known for their hospitality. This is not only reflected in the way they greet and host their guests, but it is also embodied in the meticulous attention they pay to decorating the salon or the reception room where the guests are welcomed. Architecturally speaking, the salon remains the biggest room in the Moroccan [...]

By |2017-08-21T14:31:58+00:00August 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Calligraphy Workshop

Ibn Ghazi Arabic Institute organized a calligraphy workshop for a group of American professors and students. The workshop starts with a presentation on the origins and development of Islamic calligraphy followed by a lesson on how to make a traditional pen and ended by practicing writing letters in one of the styles of calligraphy. The [...]

By |2017-08-21T14:32:38+00:00July 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The World’s Oldest Library Has Reopened

  The World's Oldest Library Has Reopened After years of renovations. by Eric Grundhauser      June 29, 2016 Adopted from The world’s oldest working library at the al-Qarawiyyin University in Fez, Morocco is once again open and ready for visitors, having been closed for massive restorations since 2012, according to Tech Insider. The al-Qarawiyyin library [...]

By |2018-04-18T16:38:04+00:00July 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Traditional Architecture of the Moroccan House

[rev_slider fassihouse] [sep height="30"]To begin with, it is important to point out that there aren’t many differences between the historical Moroccan houses of different Moroccan cities such as Meknes, Rabat, Sale, Marrakesh, Tetouan and Tangier. As a matter of fact, even the architecture of the royal palaces does not greatly differ from that of historical [...]

By |2017-08-21T14:36:53+00:00September 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|3 Comments