Angular walls clad with white granite and a glazed courtyard surrounded by Islamic motifs feature at Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

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The new museum was designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki to create a permanent exhibition space for a collection of art and artefacts that charts a history of Muslim civilisations over the last 1,000 years.

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Maki, who previously completed the Aga Khan Foundation‘s Canadian headquarters in Ottawa, imagined the building as a composition of a series of folded white surfaces that centre around a light-filled courtyard.

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The Brazilian granite slabs offer a delicately textured facade that could be mistaken for marble.

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via http://www.dezeen.com/2014/09/15/aga-khan-museum-toronto-fumihiko-maki/