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Windows as Environmental Modifiers in the Vernacular Architecture of Lebanon

Habib Melki

Habib Melki is Acting Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Art & Design at Notre Dame University, Lebanon. He was the Chairman of the 22nd International Plea Conference hosted by Notre Dame University in 2005. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lessons from Vernacular Architecture

Routledge, 2014

Book chapter

... WINDOWS AS ENVIRONMENTAL MODIFIERS IN THE VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE OF LEBANON Habib Melki LEBANON Introduction Beirut SYRIA Lebanese architecture was greatly influenced by the abundance of stone, which offered the opportunity for good...

The twin sisters are ‘about to’ swap houses

Engaged Urbanism : Cities & Methodologies

I.B. Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...Q. Could You Draw the Route Map to Your Twin’s House? Photograph taken in the lift of the twin’s childhood house, summer 1986, Beirut. Map of the geographic location of R. and L. houses. The blue and green squares refer...

Ancient State of Baalbek

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Baalbek Volume II : (Otherwise Heliopolis, in Coele-Syria)

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... ANCIENT STATE OF BAALBEK When we compare the ruins of Baalbek with those of many ancient cities which we visited in Italy, Greece, Egypt, and in other parts of Asia, we cannot help thinking them the remains of the boldest plan we ever saw...

Journey from Palmyra to Baalbek

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Baalbek Volume II : (Otherwise Heliopolis, in Coele-Syria)

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book chapter

... JOURNEY FROM PALMYRA TO BAALBEK The specimen of our Eastern travels, which we have already given the public in the Ruins of Palmyra, has met with such a favourable reception as seems to call for the sequel. We gratefully accept...

Towards an architecture of engagement

Engaged Urbanism : Cities & Methodologies

I.B. Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...In this chapter, we connect a number of seemingly disparate urban research activities, initiated, conducted and developed with students and staff of the UCL Development Planning Unit’s MSc Building and Urban Design in Development active...

The Holy Land (Israel/Palestine/Lebanon/Jordan) and Crusader States, 1095–1489

Denys Pringle

Denys Pringle is Emeritus Professor in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University, Wales, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...After the fall of Jerusalem to the First Crusade (1095–99) – which was launched by Pope Urban II to protect the Christians of the eastern Mediterranean from the Seljuq Turks – a Kingdom of Jerusalem and other dependent western Christian...

Imperial Rome and the Roman Empire, c. 31 BCE–284 CE

Janet DeLaine

Janet DeLaine is Associate Professor in Roman Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK, and has published widely on ancient Roman architecture and urbanism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...For roughly 300 years, from the defeat of Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BCE by Octavian – later given the title of Augustus – the Roman Empire was continuously under the autocratic rule of the emperor despite often-dramatic regime change which...