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University of Arizona (1988)

M’zab community, Algeria, North Africa : Its planning and architectural aspects—past, present, and future

Solieman, Khalifa Ali

Titre : M’zab community, Algeria, North Africa : Its planning and architectural aspects—past, present, and future

Auteur : Solieman, Khalifa Ali

Université de soutenance : University of Arizona.

Grade : Master of Arts (MA) 1988

Résumé
This thesis is a report of a study of some aspects of the architecture and urban planning of the M’zab Valley communities of southern Algeria, North Africa. The interrelation of physical planning and religious/social structures of the communities of the M’zab Valley are explored. This study was concerned with the following questions : (1) What are the various environmental factors that influence the design values of the M’zabites ? (2) To what extent is the distinctive style of architecture in the M’zab due to religion : the Ibadi heritage or Islam in general ? (3) How has the M’zab social structure responded to outside influences in recent years ? (4) What is the present trend of the M’zab urban communities in architecture and planning ?

Mots clés : Architecture — Algeria — Mzab. ; Islamic architecture — Algeria — Mzab. ; Architecture and climate — Algeria — Mzab.

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