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dc.contributor.authorEmhail, Zahra’a Kadham Radhi
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-28T02:04:08Z
dc.date.available2019-08-28T02:04:08Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/4664
dc.description.abstractAIMS & OBJECTIVES: • Identify the significant elements of heritage, rituals and the growth of villages in the region. (History and heritage study) • Explore use of new (suitable) technology, building methods and social activities that encourage populations to reside in Khasab. (Precedents). • Determine how the above aims can be expressed and integrated with new technology in architectural terms. (Precedents + history + heritage study = design approach). • Plan and design a social/ civic development that will harmonise with the landscape, please the population, and justify how it will redefine the historical relationship between landscape and people. (Developed design + theory). ABSTRACT: When there is an increase in the development of infrastructure and technological advancements, it typically indicates that there is some level of social progression in a society. The changes since the discovery of oil in the Arabian Gulf have caused a huge step forward in economic growth of the region and this revenue is the key for population growth as well as a boost for new opportunities, many of which were not available before. This includes the rapid growth in the tourism sector. While this is extraordinary, the speedy rate of modern development, (generally focused on economic output) causes a disconnection between buildings, the environment and the cultural aspects of life. In a quiet location in the gulf, in the Sultanate of Oman, new building schemes are emerging, gradually following in the footsteps of typical modern development. The focus of the new proposals here is largely in favour of the tourism industry in order to generate income, so that the revenue will continue to add wealth to the population in the future (to replace dependence oil). The awareness of the public on new developments and the skilled work needed to intensify growth moves at a slow pace compared to the amount of new construction. Khasab, a small town in the Sultanate, is one of the locations nominated for the tourism governmental plan. The plan aims to intensify tourism and increase opportunities that would ideally serve the local population. This project proposes an exemplar architectural solution that focuses on providing services to the local population by finding a solution to the lack of a town centre. An investigation will be carried out to understand the relationships between heritage, people and the environment as critical design factors for the planning of developments. The result will attempt to demonstrate an alternative contemporary model without damaging the cultural heritage and to display harmony with the environment. The project anticipates a potential transformation in the notions regarding the built environment in Oman, and possibly in the rest of the Arab Gulf.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectKhasab, Omanen_NZ
dc.subjectOmanen_NZ
dc.subjectcultural centresen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity centresen_NZ
dc.subjecttown centresen_NZ
dc.subjectculture and architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectarts facilitiesen_NZ
dc.subjectsustainable architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectvernacular dwellingsen_NZ
dc.subjecttraditional architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectmodernityen_NZ
dc.subjecturban regenerationen_NZ
dc.titleKhasab contemporary architecture : exploration of heritage and modernity in the Arabian Gulf contexten_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationEmhail, Z. K. R. (2017). Khasab contemporary architecture: Exploration of heritage and modernity in the Arabian Gulf context (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4664en_NZ
unitec.pages179en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalTurner, David
unitec.advisor.associatedPretty, Annabel


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