Religious Space

Tubaba Mosque

2013 - 2017

The As Sobur Mosque stands in Tulang Bawang Barat’s Islamic Center, in Lampung. The architecture of the mosque combines two elements that are usually found in mosque architecture, a dome and a minaret (tower), into one, by creating a large and tall tower as its main mass. Lampung’s traditional scripture were carved into several sides of the walls. The mosque implements Islamic numerology throughout its design. For example, the tower goes up to 30 meters, just as the number of 30 juz in the holy Qur’an, and there are 99 light openings at the top of the tower, taken out of the 99 names of Allah. As a house of worship, the mosque expresses vertically in its massing, to mirror human’s relationship with the higher power – as known as habluminallah.