Emil’s Unusual Mosques
The design of the 99 Kubah Asmaul Husna mosque in Makassar is unlike any other mosque in Indonesia. The mosque, designed by Ridwan Kamil, also draws criticism for its non-environmentalfriendly features.
THE seemingly floating building on the shore of the Makassar strait, South Sulawesi, quickly grab one’s attention. The magnificent structure is adorned with onion-shaped orange domes serried together around the main structure. These bright ‘onions’ are dwarfed by the central hemispherical, or the melon, dome at the top. At a glance, the structure resembles a colorful Russian Orthodox church.
But this is the 99 Kubah Asmaul...