A chronological exploration of the evolution of housing typologies in Gulf cities

Adel M. Remali, Ashraf M. Salama, Florian Wiedmann, Hatem G. Ibrahim

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Abstract

This paper traces the evolution of housing typologies in four major cities in the Gulf region, namely Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Manama. The study reviews the formation and historical events in the region, which had a significant impact on new social as well as economic realities and consequently evolving housing types during the last two centuries. The methodological approach is based on reviewing a number of case studies representing local housing typologies throughout distinctive historic periods which were categorized in four periods: the post-nomadic, traditional, modern, and contemporary. The main objective is to identify the process of transformation by applying a comparative assessment of the different periods in order to examine continuities or ruptures between them. Thus, particular layout elements were analysed and compared. Conclusions are drawn to underline contemporary challenges while offering projections for future housing typologies in the selected cities and other similar ones.
LanguageEnglish
Article number14
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
JournalCity, Territory and Architecture
Volume3
Issue numberArticle 14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2016

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Keywords

  • contemporary urbanism
  • Gulf cities
  • housing transformations
  • housing production
  • residential architecture

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Remali, Adel M. ; Salama, Ashraf M. ; Wiedmann, Florian ; Ibrahim, Hatem G. / A chronological exploration of the evolution of housing typologies in Gulf cities. In: City, Territory and Architecture. 2016 ; Vol. 3, No. Article 14. pp. 1-15.
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