Roofing Styles and Their Development in the Buildings of Mosul City during the Islamic Ages
2018, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 93-114
AbstractThe research aims at shedding light on the most prominent architectural element which is roofing in the buildings of Mosul city during the Islamic ages. Although the archaeological studies have not ignored this element, our research has dealt with “roofing styles and their development in the buildings of Mosul city during the Islamic ages “. So, the research has been divided into several vocabularies through which we have studied the roofing styles starting from Al-Rashidi age ,Omayyad age to the Al-Athabki age . And it seems that the roofing styles in the buildings of the city illustrate the presence of Mosuli architect in not only the engineering and planning touches but also in the artistic skill of creating comprehensive constructional space taking into account several affairs like weather, building materials, space wideness and building planning. The research illustrates that the city has been influenced by its cultural heritage attributed to ancient Iraq and to the pre-Islamic conquest .
Throughout the historical texts and the remains of the city , we have noticed the variety and diversity of buildings and their space wideness.
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