The History of Qatari Architecture : From 1800 to 1950, Hardback Book

The History of Qatari Architecture : From 1800 to 1950 Hardback


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages, Illustrated in black and white throughout
  • Publisher: Skira
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of architecture
  • ISBN: 9788861307933



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