ARCHITECTURE, ECO-DESIGNS

TOP 10 ANCIENT MUD HERITAGE MARVELS

Here are the top 10 ancient marvels made with MUD- 1. Shibam Hadramawt - Yemen 2. Taos Pueblo - New Mexico 3. Arg-e Bam - Iran 4. The Siwa Oasis - Western Egypt 5. Djinguereber Mosque - Timbaktu 6. Aït Benhaddou - Morocco 7. Khiva Wall - Uzbekistan 8. Kasbah of Sfax - Tunisia 9. Great Mosque of Djenne - Mali 10. Chan Chan - South America Check them out -

ARCHITECTURE

MARVELLOUS MASHRABIYAS

Tarima, shanashil, shanshūl (شنشول) or rūshān (روشان), known with many names....MASHRABIYA is typically a type of beautiful Bay window masking the upper floors of a traditional Arabic building or an Arabic house. It is an integral part of Arab lifestyle since ages and an element of sustainable architecture ornamented with beautiful lattice work and occasionally with stained glass. This Islamic architectural feature shares a vast history dating back to 12th century and Middle ages. Historical records shows their presence in most part of the Middle Eastern cities, Baghdad, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Malta and other Saudi region. It was designed to ensure the psychological, physical, social, environmental and religious requirements of the time and place in which they appear. Given the elegance, artistry, practicality and multifaceted approach of Mashrabiya, they inspire various modern structures and architectural elements. So let's treat ourselves with a quick walk through the streets of Arab... and admire this heritage of Arabic architecture.