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

Remali, Adel M., Salama, Ashraf, Wiedmann, Florian and Ibrahim, Hatem G. (2016) A chronological exploration of the evolution of housing typologies in Gulf cities. City, Territory and Architecture, 3 (1). p. 14. ISSN 2195-2701

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: This paper is developed as part of a comprehensive funded research project of the National Priorities Research Program, QNRF-Qatar National Research Fund (NPRP 7-960-5-135), entitled: Investigating Housing Typologies in Multicultural Societies of the Gulf Region, a collaboration between University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and Qatar University, Doha.
Uncontrolled Keywords: contemporary urbanism, Gulf cities, housing transformations, housing production, residential architecture
Subjects: K300 Landscape Design
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2022 10:24
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2022 10:30
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50153

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