Completed in 2015 in Basel, Switzerland. Images by Tom Bisig, Julien Lanoo, Maris Mezulis. One of the qualities of the residential and industrial area of St. Johann in Basel is the close coexistence of old and new buildings.
Emre Arolat’s 2012 design for the Sancaklar Mosque outside Istanbul challenges the Turkish capital’s ubiquitous soaring domes and patterned minarets. Instead, the firm built the mosque into the side of a hill and clad it in natural stacked slate.