Planning Ideology and its Effect on Designing that Traditional House in the Islamic Arab City


Architecture is considered as a human and urban activity, which reflects the nature of planning ideology as well as its development within the passage of time. The urban texture and the design of house spaces are the outcome of that ideology, reflective dominant values and come in response of mans physical and spiritual needs Thus, the planning ideology affects the location, size, and shape of the housel as the relationship between bulk and space. The effect of the planning ideology was quite obvious on the urban texture of the Islamic Arab city. It also affected the type and nature of residential texture which is considered as the base of urbanism. The present study attempts to trace the effect of planning ideology on designing the traditional house in the Islamic Arab city. It also traces the stages of development and dominant types of housing.