Architecture of Kuwaiti

Architecture of Kuwaiti

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kuwaiti Architecture is a style of architecture unique to Kuwait, a country founded in the early eighteenth century. Kuwait was a relatively poor country with an economy reliant on declining trade and pearl diving. The economy was transformed by the discovery of oil, enabling unprecedented economic growth. Little has survived of old Kuwaiti architecture due to the high speed of development. Kuwait City was surrounded by a wall with five gates in the eighteenth century, but this has now disappeared. Apart from the city wall, Kuwait was protected by two forts: one in the, and the other one at Jahra known as the "Red Fort." Kuwait's traditional building materials were rubble stone covered with thick mud plaster, mud brick and sometimes Cora stone. Wood was rare, though mangrove poles imported from East Africa were used for roofs, as were some other few select woods from India
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134923338
  • 9786134923330