Characteristic features of Indo-Islamic form of architecture

Below are the Characteristic features of Indo-Islamic form of architecture:

  • Buildings in Islamic countries were made of brick, lime and mortar
  • Their styles was arcuate; meaning architecture based on arches, domes and vaults
  • Muslims under religious injunction avoided the use of human figurines rather they opted for geometrical patters (arabesque), floral patterns, inscriptions in various styles, inlay on marble (Pietra dura)

  • Ornamental, perforated lattice screens with arabesques, star motifs and other geometric designs such as pentagons, hexagons, octagons and circles.
  • Gardens were an integral part of Islamic architecture