The aim of this course is to introduce students to their local built environment and traditional architectural elements and urban elements as well…. Also to create sort of attachment to their cultural heritage as they are raised in one of the ancient nations in the globe “Mesopotamia”. The course is reviewing the Iraqi Architecture starting from the period of the World War II. Coming to the British effect on Iraqi Architecture .. and then the international effect on local architecture in 40s and 50s ..Analyzing the buildings for many famous Architects from the world.. Reaching the period of 60s and 70 where many Iraqi Architects presented a unique contribution to the local Architecture
from Kurdistan Region Also presenting many aspects from the Kurdish Vernacular Architecture from the viewpoint of Elements and House Designs and Urban Structure Also analyzing many examples for the Iraqi Traditional House “for samples from the whole country”
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be expected to be able to:
Understand and different types of local Architecture.
Analyze scientifically the local elements, reporting them and presenting them
Drawing examples from the Local Kurdish Heritage, as a practical exercise.
Improving the group work within exercise presentation and discussion until the final
Distribution of Marks
Lemason , 1997, Modern Iraqi Architecture – Maath Alaloosi