Al Irsyad Mosque

Year Built: 2010

Location: Kota Baru Parahyangan, Padalarang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

This mosque by M. Ridwan Kamil draws on the tradition of using Islamic calligraphy as both decoration and a light source, as the writing is made up of windows, to create a graphic, modern interpretation of the mosque. Light becomes the decorative medium here, with bars of light streaming in and the writing illuminating an entire wall with the words of the Qu'ran.