Tower House of Yemen
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Architect Vernacular
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Location Yemen, Middle East
Building Type house
 Construction System stone bearing masonry
Climate hot
Context urban
Style Middle Eastern Desert Vernacular
Notes compact block massing minimizes heat gain.
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Sources on Tower House of Yemen

Fernando Veranda. Art of Building in Yeman. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1982. exterior aerial photo of bldg against cliff, color plate by the table of contents. exterior photo of hilltown, p186. interior photo of mafraj, p95. exterior photo of bridge from below, p269. exterior aerial photo of village, p25 plate 18. exterior photo of house from below, p97.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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