Traditional domestic architecture of the Arab Region
For the first time the domestic architecture of the whole Arab region is being considered. An extensive analytical part is supported by a collection of more than 200 examples from thirteen countries.
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AKAA Arab Region arch architects architecture Baghdad bait basement beams building built Cairo central hall climate coastal construction cool corbels corner courtyard house decoration Deir el-Qamar desert dome door Dubai dwelling entrance entry front gallery Ghardaia girders ground floor guest Hassan Fathy humidity iwan kitchen Lebanon lightwell living loggia lraq lslam lslamic Maghreb majlis maq'ad masonry materials Mecca mezzanine mosque mountains mud brick muqarnas Najd nomadic Oman Oudrif palm patio peristyle plaster projecting qa'a quarters rain reception reed roof terrace rooms Sana'a Saudi Arabia Scale screened settlement shaded Sharjah side slab sq.m sqifa square stable stair stairway stone storage street structure summer temperature timber tion toilet tower town traditional transverse space typical units upper floor usually vault ventilation vertical voussoirs wadi wall western windcatcher wing winter yard Yemen zone