The Faisal Mosque

Year Built: 1986

Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

The Faisal mosque is the work of Turkish architect Vedat Dalokay, and stands as the largest mosque in Pakistan, and one of the largest mosques in the world. Its design allows for an unbroken prayer hall flooded with light. The large, circular chandelier recalls lighting systems that one typically finds in traditional mosques of the past, and the designs on the carpet subtly direct prayer towards Mecca.