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"Basic Features of the Local Style of Buildings" Housing Architect. Tip by arabian10

Housing Architect., Jiddah: 15 reviews and 18 photos

by arabian10

Residential buildings in Jeddah are classified into four types:

The Public Houses- such houses are lacking in essential facilities like water, electricity, telephone and sufficient number of rooms.

Conventional Single Houses- this type is characterized by the Arab form, for the design is suitable for the simple Arab life in its appearance with many decoration to give a deep sense that the owner of the house is in much need of calmness and isolated style of life.

The Villa- is an independent house, separated from nearby houses and surrounded by gardens. This type of house consists of many rooms with windows overlooking the outside view and allowing sunlight and ventilation in. each room serves for a certain purpose like sitting, dinning and sleeping for parents and their children.

In each building there are basic facilities of electricity, drinking water, air conditioners, telephones, televisions, plus receivers etc. All these specifications indicate the style of living in such houses, that gives the feeling of comfort, and allows natural, physical and mental development for all family members. Such houses lack some positive aspects.
a. Refrain from traditions.
b. Isolation from the neighboring houses.

The Flat- is an apartment in a building that contains many floors, with many rooms, all are open to the outside, through the windows that allow sunlight and ventilation. This type lacks the availability of gardens and interior halls leaving the following effects on the dwellers:
a. Sense of isolation.
b. Noise from the neighboring flats and the street.
c. Children playing in the street.
d. Occasional disharmony with neighbors.

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  • Written Jul 12, 2005
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