The Friday Mosque Of The Arabian Gulf: Defining Its Spatial And Formal Languages-1975-2010
Dr. Haifa Ebrahim Al Khalifa
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This thesis aims to understand the transformation process of the Friday mosque in the Arabian Gulf, in terms of its formal and spatial languages, within the period of 1975 to 2010. Essentially, the Arabian hypostyle mosque was the dominating architectural typology in the northern Gulf region until modern times. This traditional architectural language was transformed in many ways as a result of socio-political and economic factors subsequent to the discovery of oil in the region in the 1930s and 1940s.