The Baghdadi House: An Analysis of Its Past With Reference to Its Future

Al-Khafaf, Qassim Mahmood (1992) The Baghdadi House: An Analysis of Its Past With Reference to Its Future. Master of Architecture thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis presents a study of the Baghdadi house, its past with reference to its future. The study examines the prime factors and the issues related to the origin and development of the house in Iraq in general and Baghdad in particular. The traditional Baghdadi house is shown to be the house form that is a direct result of the climatic, social, economic and structural needs of its residents up to approximately fifty years ago. This is followed by an examination of the factors that led to the emergence of the modern house in Iraq and those factors which accelerated the abandonment of the traditional pattern. The author identifies the technological changes, the social and economic consequences of these changes which are considered to have produced very significant changes in the nature of the house, its form and the urban structure. The changes include a transformation from the traditional symmetrical arrangement of the plan into a modern and more functional one. The fourth part is an appraisal of both types, aiming to pin point the advantages and short comings of each one. The fifth part has listed future recommendations for both, the traditional and the modern houses to improve their quality. It also includes recommendations for the new housing in Iraq.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Architecture)
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Antony Vogt
Keywords: Architecture
Date of Award: 1992
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1992-74499
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2019 15:58
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2019 15:58

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