Petro urbanism: The geo-politics of urban development in DOHA, Qatar

K. Adham

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This work attempts to consider some basic principles of structural design and material properties of bricks and brickwork to carry out the architectural design of a complete building in structural masonry. The paper deals with the architectural conception itself, including design requirements, walls layout, and the simplification of the design. Design and detailing including modular planning, door and window openings, service design, facade and aesthetics are also discussed. It is shown that a clear understanding of the construction process together with the flexibility offered by the material can contribute to a better use of structural masonry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-87
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Doha
  • Globalization
  • Late capitalism
  • Qatar
  • Urban development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Marketing


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