The vernacular architecture of Doha, Qatar

  title={The vernacular architecture of Doha, Qatar},
  author={Daniel Eddisford and Robert Carter},
  journal={Post-Medieval Archaeology},
  pages={107 - 81}
SUMMARY: The urban history of the Gulf states has been largely neglected, with historical studies of Qatar focusing on its political and economic development. This article presents an overview of the vernacular architecture of Doha that incorporates non-elite buildings. The life histories of these buildings tell the story of Qatar's rapid development in the 20th century and the dramatic changes to the society and urban fabric of its capital. Rapid development threatens to destroy this aspect of… 

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