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Urban Elements in the Saudi Arabian Najd Region and their Influence on Creating Threshold Spaces

Abstract

Gathering spaces are a significant component of any type of built form. Many factors influence their shape, size, and location and how they are integrated with the surrounding. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between the location of urban elements and threshold spaces. The paper suggests that this relationship influenced the creation if dual-functional gathering spaces and increased their significant while maintaining the private areas. Space Syntax analysis technique is used to examine and understand the number of factors related to space, territory, society, culture, and environment. The paper objective is to discuss a way to how we look at traditional architecture from the lens of cultural context. To revel its concepts and lessons embedded developed by its society in the built heritage and use the tools for problem-solving.

Published:
Pages:9 to 24
Section: Space
How to Cite
Alnaim, M. (2021) “Urban Elements in the Saudi Arabian Najd Region and their Influence on Creating Threshold Spaces”, The Journal of Public Space, 6(1), pp. 9-24. doi: https://doi.org/10.32891/jps.v6i1.1298.

Author Biography

University of Hail, Department of Architectural Engineering
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

PhD in design and planning and hold the position of an assistant professor at the University of Hail. Worked on several projects related to Riyadh city in Arriyadh development authority. Currently, a teacher in the architectural engineering department of Hail and as an architect with several leading projects. Also, the head of the heritage studies and research in Afniah architecture and engineering company.

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