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A review of existing literature in Saudi domestic architecture

Alghafis, Mohammed, Sibley, Magda ORCID: and Latif, Eshrar ORCID: 2022. A review of existing literature in Saudi domestic architecture. Presented at: 5th International Conference on Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH 2021), Virtual, 8-10 February 2021. Published in: Versaci, Antonella, Bougdah, Hocine, Akagawa, Natsuko and Cavalagi, Nicola eds. Conservation of Architectural Heritage. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation Springer Cham, pp. 261-271. 10.1007/978-3-030-74482-3_20

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has lost much of its traditional appearance and identity since the mid-twentieth century, mainly due to economic development and urbanization, with the introduction of new technologies, regulations, and building materials. The features and elements of heritage buildings in Saudi cities have suffered from the impacts of modernity, with heritage domestic buildings fading into history and extinction. This paper examines Saudi architectural heritage design in terms of building materials and strategies related to various geographic areas in the five regions of the KSA (Central, Western, Eastern, Northern, and Southern). It then discusses the reasons that led to the disappearance of the architectural heritage of the KSA, followed by explanation of current attempts to conserve the architectural heritage in the local built environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Publisher: Springer Cham
ISBN: 9783030744816
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 April 2022
Date of Acceptance: 20 February 2020
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2023 02:30

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