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Author Ragette, Friedrich.

Title Traditional domestic architecture of the Arab region / Friedrich Ragette
Published [Fellbach, Germany] ; [Great Britain] : Edition Axel Menges, [2003]


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Description 296 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 30 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Arab Region -- 3. The origins of architecture -- 4. Traditional materials for construction -- 5. Traditional structures -- 6. Shelter in the Arab Region -- 7. The planning elements -- 8. Water and waste management -- 9. Traditional design strategies -- 10. Exceptions to the rule -- 11. Case studies -- 12. Western vs Eastern ways -- 13. Appendix
Summary "Probably for the first time domestic architecture of the whole Arab region to the Gulf, is being considered. In a systematic fashion the factors influencing architecture are analysed and the extent and character of the Arab region are determined. Construction materials and building techniques are reviewed and the evolution of settlement from the nomad's tent to the tightly packed town is discussed. The domestic planning elements are identified, from roof to basement and from the closed cell to systems of courtyards with loggias and galleries. Water and waste management also receive proper attention
The analytical part is supported by a collection of more than 200 domestic examples from all thirteen countries comprising the Arab region. Having treated the traditional Arab architecture, the author then turns to present times and the impact of the West on Arab architecture. He contrasts Eastern and Western ways of planning and design, largely based upon environmental differences".--BOOKJACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 292-293
Subject Islamic architecture.
Architecture, Domestic -- Middle East.
Architecture, Domestic -- Middle East -- History.
Architecture -- Arab countries -- Western inflences
Architecture, Domestic -- Environmental aspects -- Arab countries.
Islamic architecture -- Arab countries.
Dwellings -- Arab countries.
Vernacular architecture -- Arab countries.
Architecture, Domestic -- Arab countries.
Architecture -- Details.
ISBN 3932565304