The Influence of the Islamic Social Environment in Developing Children's Creativity: A Case Study of Maestro Architect Achmad Noe'man

Muhammad Rizki Utama, Mumuh Muhsin Zakaria, Raden Muhammad Mulyadi


The purpose of this paper is to discuss the influence of Islamic social
environment such as extended and nuclear family, Muslim
community social movement, and non-formal education in order to
develop children's creativity in the case of the maestro architect
Achmad Noe'man's childhood life. The research would employ the
historical method with the multiple intelligence theory approach.
Achmad Noe'man is an early generation Indonesian architect who
was the first architect to graduate from the Faculty of Engineering,
University of Indonesia Bandung (now ITB) in 1958. He was one of
the founders of the Indonesian Architect Association (IAI). At the
young age, he successed to design the Salman Mosque of ITB, called
a milestone in modern mosque architecture and has even become
one of the world's contemporary mosques. He passed away in 2016
after practicing as an architect for more than 50 years with the tittle
the architect of a thousand mosques and the maestro of mosque
architecture in Indonesia. This study will attempt to describe how
the role of the social environment around Noe'man formed his
personality which will later encourage him to become a creative


Achmad Noe'man; Architect; Creativity;

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