Title page for ETD etd-05252012-143304

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Hakami, Mohammed
Author's Email Address hakami@vt.edu
URN etd-05252012-143304
Title Metropolitan House In Saudi Arabia
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Gartner, Howard Scott Committee Chair
Jones, James R. Committee Member
Rott, Hans Christian Committee Member
  • House In Saudi Arabia
  • Metroblitan House
Date of Defense 2012-05-02
Availability unrestricted
Current metropolitan planning in Saudi Arabia has led to a specific housing type. In order to provide isolation the metropolitan housing design has become very close and confined. This confinement has made the metropolitan house lacking in the feeling of open space, gradual transition from the public to the private domains, and the connection with the natural environment.

In this study a non-conventional design of metropolitan housing is introduced. In this design are revealed the elements of the ideal metropolitan house that are absent in the typical design.

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