Al Noor Mosque (Sharjah – UAE) urban sketching

Al Noor Mosque is a mosque in Sharjah. It is located on the Khaled lagoon at the Buhaira Corniche.It is of Turkish Ottoman design and was influenced by the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Turkey.It is one of three mosques open to the public in Sharjah, which has over 600 total.
In 2014 the mosque set a Guinness World Record for the “World’s largest wooden charity box” for their Ramadan donation campaign.

بني المسجد على الطراز العثماني ويطل على بحيرة خالد، يتميز بتعدد قبابه ويعد المبنى تحفة معمارية لما فيه من نقوش رائعة الجمال. مئذنتان شامختان على زاويتي المبنى وقبة كبيرة تتوسط أعلى المسجد تحيط بها نوافذ معشقة بزجاج ملون، والأعمدة الداخلية مزخرفة أيضاً، والزائر للمسجد يتوقف طويلاً في الداخل يتأمل اللوحات المعمارية المزخرفة التي أضفت على المبنى جمالاً فنياً رائعاً.

 

Al Noor Mosque - Sharjah UAE
Al Noor Mosque

Arabisque bespoke table design

The arabesque is a form of artistic decoration consisting of “surface decorations based on rhythmic linear patterns of scrolling and interlacing foliage, tendrils” or plain lines, often combined with other elements. Another definition is “Foliate ornament, used in the Islamic world, typically using leaves, derived from stylised half-palmettes, which were combined with spiralling stems”. It usually consists of a single design which can be ’tiled’ or seamlessly repeated as many times as desired. In this table design I employed both Islamic geometry (base) and Arabic calligraphy (glass top) to come up with this unique bespoke design for one of my clients.

 

Arabesque bespoke design
Arabesque bespoke design
Arabesque bespoke design
Arabesque bespoke design
Arabesque bespoke design

 

Sculpture work

A series of conceptual designs for an upcoming sculptures for various clients.

 

Granite sculpture by Khalid Shahin
Granite sculpture by Khalid Shahin
Copper sculpture by Khalid Shahin
Copper sculpture by Khalid Shahin
Copper sculpture by Khalid Shahin
Copper sculpture by Khalid Shahin
Copper sculpture by Khalid Shahin
Copper sculpture by Khalid Shahin
Copper sculpture by Khalid Shahin
Copper sculpture by Khalid Shahin
Copper sculpture by Khalid Shahin
Copper sculpture by Khalid Shahin