History of Qatari Architecture
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History of Qatari Architecture

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This is the first book that examines the geographical, historical, and functional aspects of architecture in Qatar. Historically, in the old architecture of Qatar, the urban development of cities and villages was based on the creation of agglomerations of housing units. These agglomerations were the essence of traditional Qatari architecture which can be defined as architecture of social values, derived from a combination of different factors such as religion, privacy, and the extended family. After the discovery of oil, Qatar became a wealthy country and saw the introduction of a new modern language which did not reflect the vernacular architecture.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 244 x 286 x 36mm | 1,660.14g
  • SKIRA
  • Milan, Italy
  • English
  • 1000 duotone illustrations
  • 8861307930
  • 9788861307933
  • 1,304,100

About Ibrahim Jaidah

Architect Ibrahim Jaidah trained at the University of Oklahoma and worked for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture. Malika Bourennane is a member of International Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility.show more

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