"Jeddah Old Buildings" Old City Tip by arabian10

Old City, Jiddah: 49 reviews and 92 photos

  Jeddah Old Buildings
by arabian10

Although the foundation and planning of such buildings was so simple, the builders had instinctive engineering concepts like providing ventilation holes for all rooms. They also invented big Rawasheen bay windows for house facades. Decorated woods were also used on walls with big planes that helped to move and spread the air throughout the building. They also built the houses in a way making the shade of one house falls on the adjacent house and vice versa, during the various hours of daytime. Those cared for the internal beauty of their houses also cared for their outer shapes, decorated them with ornaments and wooden works characterized by the Islamic Architectural arts, and doors decorations. Iron door knockers were paced on the doors for informing the dwellers about the coming visitor. Rawasheen are still representing a model of Old Jeddah governorate, further stressing the accuracy and skillfulness of their makers.

Address: Downtown Jiddah
Phone: +966 54 403 3564
Website: http://www.historicjeddah.com

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  • Written Mar 9, 2005
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