The Ismaili Centre, Toronto was designed by Indian architectural firm Charles Correa Associates in collaboration with Toronto-based Moriyama & Teshima Architects. Correa sought to create a building that responds to the traditions of Islamic architecture in a contemporary way using modern materials.
A distinguishing feature of the building is the glass roof of the prayer hall, which recalls the corbelling in many of the traditional domes in the Muslim world. The glass dome, which represented a difficult technical challenge, is made of two layers of high-performance glass, and fritted to deflect the heat of the sun. A clear sliver of glass facing east toward Mecca will run down the translucent roof. (wiki)
Ismaili Centre – The Window Facing Mecca – Mabry Campbell
Photograph by Mabry Campbell, Toronto, Canada, 2015