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Windows and curtains - Shibam, Hadramawt  form photography   the wall is flat but you can see the texure

Windows and curtains - Shibam, Hadramawt form photography the wall is flat but you can see the texure

Shibam. Yemen.

Nine Projects Receive 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Shibam, the 16th-century city in Yemen, consisted entirely of over 500 high-rise tower houses. Why were the houses built that way? For defense! The houses of Shibam are all made out of mud brick and rise 5 to 11 stories high, with each floor having one or two rooms. This architectural style was used in order to protect residents from Bedouin attacks. Shibam is listed as UNSECO World Heritage Site.

Shibam, the 16th-century city in Yemen, consisted entirely of over 500 high-rise tower houses. Why were the houses built that way? For defense! The houses of Shibam are all made out of mud brick and rise 5 to 11 stories high, with each floor having one or two rooms. This architectural style was used in order to protect residents from Bedouin attacks. Shibam is listed as UNSECO World Heritage Site.

small carved windows in shebam the world heritage,  Hadramawt, Yemen by anthony pappone photographer, via Flickr

small carved windows in shebam the world heritage, Hadramawt, Yemen by anthony pappone photographer, via Flickr

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