Jeddah Old Houses parade

The old city of Jeddah consists of houses with designs and architecture that is a true, authentic form of art as claimed by Saudi Tourism Authority. Pictures of the various houses and their rich details are rendering are included.

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Excerpts of  Saudi Tourism pertinent commentaries are advised for reading.  The proposed images should read like Jeddah Old Houses parade to give a good cultural and historical projection of Jeddah.

This historical area of Jeddah consists of houses with old designs and architecture that  that is a true, authentic form of art.
Locals used to build their homes using carefully selected rocks taken from the nearby Arba’een Lake. The rocks were then reshaped using manual tools then set down according to sizes alongside stretches of wood retrieved from nearby areas, such as the Fatima Valley, or imported from other countries (especially India) via the seaport. They also used mud they retrieved from Bahr Al Teen. The construction method was comprised of  positioning the  rocks into Midameks, which are lines of rocks separated by pieces of wood (Takaleel) one meter apart. This method helped distribute  the weight evenly over the walls. Old buildings are largely similar to the modern concrete buildings, that is, the wood is used to hold the rock and concrete and lessen the weight of the building.

 

Jeddah Old House
Jeddah Old House
The Tree House
The Tree House
Decorative Shanasheel Window
Decorative Shanasheel Window
Old house in need of refurbishment
Old house in need of refurbishment
Jeddah old town-house
Jeddah old town-house

 

Cloistered windows of the old house
Cloistered windows of the old house
Windows cloisters and balconies
Windows cloisters and balconies
Old houses windows cloisters woodwork
Old houses windows cloisters woodwork
more window cloisters and roof shading
More window cloisters and roof shading
Corner cloister window
Corner cloister window
Housing complex and wind towers
Housing complex and wind towers

 

Traditional Housing Block
Traditional Housing Block

 

Countryside Villa
Countryside Villa

 

Jeddah Corniche New Habitat Towers
Jeddah Corniche New Habitat Towers

 

To know more on Sadi Arabia recent housing development, see http://www.mena-forum.com/saudi-government-developping-residentials-near-jeddah/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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