An ‘Unbecoming’ Cohabitation? Reconsidering the narrative of the Cathedral-Mosque of Co?rdoba
Keywords:Unbecoming, Spatial design, Interior architecture
The Cathedral-Mosque of Co?rdoba is one of the most well-known and visited sacred sites in Western Europe. It is also regarded as possessing one of the most ‘unbecoming’ cohabitations of interior architectural space. This paper investigates how this unique coupling of spatial types came to earn its infamy, revealing the myth and prejudices involved in its elaboration. Through a review of current research into the space it will be shown that interiors traditionally ‘seen’ as unbecoming can be reconceived, reread or reheard, allowing for new, alternate and open interpretations.
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