You’ll know the joy of creation in this field of Architecture… You get a lot of opportunities to showcase your creativity and ingenuity while designing structures. And compared to most other fields, Architects make a lot more money. It is easy to define Architecture but the word has far deeper meaning than it implies. The thrill and the challenge of work is exhilarating to say the least. If you’re the kind of guy (or gal) who likes to work with his (or her) hands, then Architecture is the right profession for you.
While you study Architecture, you get to study various fields of human endeavor, including Art, History, Material Science, Physics, Engineering… In Architecture study course, you get to work with your hands.
My intention here is to show as wide a selection of old photographs as I can find in order to present a rounded picture of the immediate past of Qatar by the addition of what I hope will be an appropriate commentary.
These photographs are a relatively limited resource at present, but I’m sure that, with time, more will become available and, if relevant, posted here.
The first two photographs here, are likely to have been taken from the same image, captured in April 1937, and show an aerial view of the ruined fort at Helwan, situated to the south-east of Zubara.
Also included are photographs taken from a publication of the Qatar History Committee in 1977.
In addition to these I have also been kindly directed to photographs on here and, from there found a link to this site, though you will find a certain amount of repetition on all these sites.
Social sciences and psychology is as important as nanotechnology and sustainable materials…
In Pakistan, use of mud has evolved from local necessity.
Which is why the use of extremely sticky mud deposited found along river banks or elsewhere in Pakistan combined with appropriate technology makes an excellent material to build functional and climate friendly buildings.
A number of the photographs on this page are taken from the web site of the Qatar Embassy in Washington and are placed here under what I believe to be fair use, permission having been requested.
There are also photographs from the web site of the Diwan al-Amiri in Qatar.