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Adaptive Reuse: Gulf Hotel to Doha Marriott Hotel

gulf hotel postcard Adaptive reuse: Add on/ Envelope This is one of the oldest adaptive reuse projects in qatar, one of many hidden and undocumented projects. Although there was no programatic change it… Leave a Comment

Historical Archive Images of Qatar

Middle East Center Archive  A historical archive of the photojournalist Jill Brown (1942-2011) documents a moment in time of qatar’s development in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. the images ranges from simple…

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QATAR NATIONAL VISION 2030

“Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030), launched in October 2008, builds a bridge from the present to the future. It aims to transform Qatar into an advanced country, sustaining its development and providing a high standard…

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The History of Qatari Architecture from 1800 to 1950

by Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah, Malika Bourennane   The book contains beautiful illustrations and analytical diagrams of different Qatari architecture typologies. “Historically, in the old architecture of Qatar, the urban development of cities and villages was…

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Atlas bookstore: Architecture & Urbanism

Check out atlas bookstore if your in doha at the Sheraton hotel, amazing place for architecture book lovers. @atlasbookstore  on Instagram Architecture & urbanism of the Greater Middle East العمارة والعمران في منطقة الشرق الأوسط…

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Souq Waqif: Adaptive Reuse

The renovation and restoration of Souq Waqif is one of the largest adaptive reuse projects in Qatar. Timeline: Historical views :       Adaptive Reuse Methodology:   New site plan: If you would…

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Diagram of Architectural Growth in Qatar 

  The city architecture is a reflection of the constant change and loss of identity.  If we don’t want a future that looks like a sci-fi movie we need to negotiate now what…

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DESERT ARCHITECTURE

SOME COMMENTS ON QATARI ARCHITECTURE IN THE PRE- AND POST-OIL-PERIOD 120717 dAP Jaidah from ethmateo on Vimeo.   A great Lecture by Ibrahim Al Jaidah. It takes you through the history of qatar architecture through…

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