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Sinan The Architect :: Pavilions And Palaces

Although documents indicate that Sinan built some forty pavilions and palaces, the  most original example to have reached us is the Pavilion of Murad III at the  Topkapi Palace (1578). It consists of a square structure covered with a dome and ! its pendentives and has a antechamber. Inside, a fire place is situated on one side and an ornamental fountain on the other, with inset cupboards and alcoves surrounded by a tile-covered wall pierced with windows in the upper part. The dome is decorated with malakari trowel work. The pavilion is supported by arches and there is a large pool on the ground level.


Above text and pictures are from the book titled "Turkish Art and Architecture in Anatolia and Mimar Sinan".

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