Issue # 12



Editorial / Ahmad Zohadi ....................................................14

The 4th Annual 2A International Conference 2010 ....................................................16

Introduction by the Guest Editors / Nader Ardalan, Thomas Barrie ....................................................18

FROM WITHIN, On the Spiritual in Art and Architecture / Nader Ardalan ....................................................20

Architectural Practice – Spiritual Practice / Thomas Barrie ....................................................38

The Extraordinary in Architecture: Studying and Acknowledging the Reality of the Spiritual /

Julio Bermudez Julio Bermudez ....................................................46

Habit, Spirituality, and Architecture / Paul Tesar ....................................................50

The Place of the Divinities / Randall Teal ....................................................54

Light Treatment in Sacred Settings / Anat Geva ....................................................56

Christopher Wren, Christian Cabala and the Tree of Life / Steve Padget ....................................................60

“Sacred Symbolic Architecture: Time and Orientation” / A. T. Mann ....................................................64

Ecology and Spirituality in Cities: Towards a Spirit Enriching Urban Environment /
 Maged Senbel ....................................................68


ON TEACHING THE DESIGN OF SPIRITUALLY/POETICALLY EVOCATIVEENVIRONMENTS /
Heinrich Hermann ....................................................71


The Sacred in Everyday Pedagogy: Efforts to infuse architectural designpedagogy with spiritual method and intent /
Wendy Redfield ....................................................78


The Spiritual in Models of Thought and Models of Architecture:
A Design-led Approach to Researching the Spiritual / Dr Bradley Starkey ....................................................82


GREENING GOD’S HOUSE, Connections between Theology, Ecology, and Architecture /
Michael J. Crosbie ....................................................85


Architecture, Culture and Spirituality Inaugural Symposium / Gary J. Coates ....................................................95

“Quietly There”: The Spatial Dimension of Liturgy in Eliel Saarinen’s Final Built Work – Christ Church Lutheran,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. / Ozayr Saloojee ....................................................98


Creating a Sense of the Sacred: The Palliative Care Center at the University Hospital in Göttingen, Germany /
Susanne Siepl-Coates ....................................................102


Spatial Emptiness and Empty Cross: Church of the Light by Tadao Ando / Jin Baek ....................................................105

‘THE WORLD OF THE IMAGINATION’ AND THE CONCEPT OF SPACE IN THE PERSIAN MINIATURE /
 Seyyed Hossein Nasr ....................................................110


The Aperspectival Geometric Art of Adi Da Samraj / Gary J. Coates ....................................................116

Epilogue ....................................................122

Abraaj Capital Art Prize Announces 2010 Winners / By: Stephanie Sykes ....................................................123

THE UNCANNY OF THE DIGITAL MEDIA / GEORGE KATODRYTIS ....................................................126

“Itinerary” or “Safarnameh” Complex / Chogha Zanbil Consultant Engineers /
Mehrdad Malazizi ....................................................134


Architectural Creativity Inspired by Mystical Poetry / MAJID SHEIKH AKBARI ....................................................142

Science or Miracle! / Nader Zohadi ....................................................146

The Gate of the Sun A symbolic solar calendar for celebrating Iranian spiritual -natural fiestas /
Sanaz Eftekharzadeh ....................................................148


House For Museum / Soomeh Engineers Company / Farzad Rostamifar ....................................................152

ENTREPRENEUR BUSINESS VILLAGE / Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) ....................................................156

Al Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Theming Division ....................................................160

From a Conceptual Design to Reality / Mostafa Rostami Fard ....................................................168

Notes for transgressing the limits of architecture through education / George Katodrytis ....................................................172

Borneo Sporenburg, Amsterdam / Newsha Mirzaie ....................................................178

The Second Iranian Interior Design Award ceremony, 22 October 2009, Tehran- Iran ....................................................182

OFFICE DESIGN / Alireza Ghazelayagh ....................................................188

25 Years of Achieving Expectations... / Bond ....................................................190

Urban Exchange: The Souk / Result of RIBA Persian Gulf Chapter Student Ideas Competition
Announced ....................................................202



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