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On the first page of this site I wrote that there are likely to be continual changes as these notes are added to and the pages develop over time. Looking at other sites I’ve found I have a problem discovering what has changed since my last visit so, in an attempt to track what I’ve changed myself, I’ll make a determined attempt to keep this up to date by using this page to record each change.

However, although each reference will take you to the actual comment, when there is more than one change on a single page you will be taken only to that page and will then have to look down for the amendment or addition.

The latest additions and amendments to any of the pages will be marked by a pale background – as in this paragraph. I hope this will be sufficient to mark changes and be relatively easily seen.

Date


Reference

Description

2017.12.05 Arabic / Islamic urban design 02 Photographs with associated comments have been added relating to external works to the Diwan al-Amiri, and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and vegetable suq buildings.
2017.12.03 References References have been added on issues relating to the effect of supermalls on Qatari society, and on tourism mapping with regard to rock art.
2017.12.01 Population The population statistics for November 2017 have been added.
2017.11.29 Perception An example of calligraphic artistry has been added with commentary.
2017.11.28 Graphic design studies Studies of two ‘eid’ greetings have been posted.
2017.11.24 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01 An example illustrating the development of a 12-point spiral geometrical design has been added.
2017.11.19 History of the peninsula A brief note on the numbers of Ottoman troops at the battle of Wajbah has been added.
2017.11.17 Old photographs of Qatar 01
History of the peninsula
References
A reference has been added and a note written about the old fortified structures on the site of the existing Diwan al-Amiri together with additional comment made on the battle at Wajbah.
2017.11.14 Arab / Islamic Islamic design 02 Notes have been amended and added on Government House and the Clock Tower.
2017.11.11 Arab / Islamic Islamic design 02 A note on the old Qatar National Library building has been added together with new sub-headings.
2017.11.09 Malta
Italy
Cleaned up the Malta and Italy photography pages, removing the menus at the foot of the pages.
2017.11.07 Arab / Islamic geometry 02 A comment on the importance of the number eight in Islam has been added.
2017.11.05 References Two references have been added relating to Islamic geometry in Egypt and numerological symbolism.
2017.11.03 Iran 1976
Chicago 1970
Five photographs taken in Iran in 1976, and five taken in Chicago in 1970, have been added.
2017.11.01 Population The population statistics for October 2017 have been added.
2017.10.30 Iraq 1972 Ten photographs taken in Iraq in 1972 have been added.
2017.10.28 Qatar Five photographs taken in 2002 have been added to the Qatar photography pages.
2017.10.26 England Five photographs taken between 1965 and 2015 have been added.
2017.10.24 Spain Twenty photographs taken in southern Spain in 2000 have been added.
2017.10.20 Arab / Islamic geometry 02 An illustration of a development of the Fibonacci series has been added.
2017.10.16 Scotland Fifteen photographs taken in Scotland in the late 1960s have been added.
2017.10.14 Arab / Islamic geometry 02 An illustrated study of fourteen-point geometry has been posted.
2017.10.09 France Twenty photographs taken in France in February 1967 have been added.
2017.10.04 Egypt 1988 A number of photographs taken in Egypt in 1988 have been added.
2017.10.02 Population The population statistics for September 2017 have been added.
2017.09.25 References A number of references have been added.
2017.09.19 Graphic design studies A pattern created with an ’eid greeting has been posted.
2017.09.12 Gulf architecture 05 An illustrated note has been added on a particular character of naqsh panel.
2017.09.10 Population The population statistics for August 2017 have been added.
2017.09.07 Gulf architecture 05 A number of illustrations and accompanying notes have been added, and revisions made, relating to naqsh panels.
2017.09.04 Graphic design studies An illustration for an international competition from the 1960s has been added.
2017.08.30 Gulf architecture 05 An illustrated note has been written on the design of a pair of naqsh panels.
2017.08.25 References A reference to a book on Islamic geometry has been added.
2017.08.23 Public housing An illustrated note has been added considering visual security in the relationship of neighbouring houses.
2017.08.17 Arabic / Islamic urban design 03
Arabic / Islamic urban design 04
Society 03
Arabic / Islamic geometry 03
Images have been added to notes relating to the old Qatar National Museum, the Diwan al-Amiri, jewellery and ccsmatesque design.
2017.08.15 Arabic / Islamic urban design 04 Two images have been replaced and some minor changes made to the accompanying texts.
2017.08.10 Planning in Qatar 02
Arabic / Islamic gardens
Arabic / Islamic urban design 01
A number of small amendments have been made, and an illustrated note on a New District of Doha masjid added.
2017.08.08 Planning in Qatar 01
Apartment housing
A brief illustrated note has been added on two pages, looking at the Candilis housing projects.
2017.08.03 Traditional boats of the Gulf A note on the decoration of traditional craft has been added together with a number of photographs.
2017.08.01 Population The population statistics for July 2017 have been added.
2017.07.31 Islamic urban design 02
Islamic urban design 03
Brief illustrated notes have been added on the Customs and QMA buildings, as well as the Qatar National, BBME, Mushareq and Arab bank buildings.
2017.07.29 Islamic urban design 01 An illustrated note relating to privacy on boundary walls has been added.
2017.07.24 Islamic urban design 02
Infrastructure development
An illustrated note on a house in the New District of Doha has been added along with one on utility development.
2017.07.21 Old photographs of Qatar 01
Gulf architecture 07
An old aerial illustration of the Diwan al-Amiri with accompanying note has been posted as well as an illustrated note on an old mosque.
2017.07.19 Arabic / Islamic design An illustrated note has been added on a development of the design of column capitals in Qatar.
2017.07.17 Gulf architecture 08 A note has been added on entrances to large developments, accompanied by a number of illustrations.
2017.07.10 Arabic / Islamic urban design 02 Brief illustrated notes on early government buildings in Doha have been added.
2017.07.07 Gulf architecture 03
Gulf architecture 07
Gulf architecture 08
An illustrated note on sintiwaanaat at al-Khor and Wakra has been added, together with brief notes on two mahaarib, and a painted door.
2017.07.06 Old photographs of Qatar 01
References – addendum
A note on the fertiliser plant at Umm Said has been corrected and an image added, and a number of mis-spellings on the addendum to references page have also been corrected.
2017.07.05 Gulf architecture 08 An illustrated note on the design of a gateway to the fort in Wakra has been added.
2017.07.03 Gulf architecture 08 An illustrated note on the design of an ’enf has been added.
2017.07.02 Population The population statistics for June 2017 have been added.
2017.06.24 Arabic / Islamic urban design 02 A note on early government buildings has been expanded with accompanying illustrations.
2017.06.14 Old photographs of Qatar 01 A note has been written about the White fort at Anaiza and a structure on its site.
2017.06.09 Graphic studies A study for a complex design based on a kufic form of eid mubarak has been posted.
2017.06.04 Population The population statistics for May 2017 have been added.
2017.05.30 The State’s administration A note has been added on the administrative districts of the State and their naming.
2017.05.24 Introduction A note relating to my grandfather and granduncle has been expanded.
2017.05.22 References
Glossary
A link to a bi-lingual glossary of terms relating to urban planning has been added, and a note referring to it on the glossary page.
2017.05.21 Islamic urban design 05 A note and two photographs have been added relating to the completion of the first of the stadia to be completed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
2017.05.18 Islamic urban design 03
Old photographs of Qatar 01
A note on the 1975 development of the Qatar National Museum has been expanded with the addition of five photographs, and a photograph has been added to one of the Old Qatar pages.
2017.05.13 Islamic urban design 03 An illustrated note has been added looking at an old residential building in the Rumaillah area of Doha.
2017.05.09 Corporate image and logos A note on corporate documentation has been amended and an illustration added.
2017.05.01 Population The population statistics for April 2017 have been added.
2017.04.28 Islamic urban design 01
Islamic urban design 05
An illustration has been added relating to boundaries and two photographs of advertisements have been added and a note rewritten.
2017.04.23 Society 02
Islamic urban design 01
Two photos have been added with accompanying notes amended and briefly augmented.
2017.04.19 Society 02
Society 04
A small number of photographs have been added with commentary on two of the Society pages.
2017.04.14 The State’s administration A note has been started discussing the majlis and administration of the State.
2017.04.11 Glossary
Introduction
A small number of words have been added to the glossary, with one having its pronunciation amended, and a brief note on the battles at Bullecourt revised.
2017.04.07 Graphic design studies A group of graphic design kufic studies have been added with commentary.
2017.04.05 Society 03
References
A note has been added on the acquisition and dispersing of wealth, together with two references.
2017.04.02 Population The population statistics for March 2017 have been added, together with a comment about the size of the national population at the beginning of the 1970s.
2017.03.31 Islamic urban design 05 An illustrated note has been added looking at some of the early developments in Qatar.
2017.03.28 Graphic design studies
Society 06/06
Glossary
A kufic design has been re-drawn. In the Islamic design section a paragraph has been revised looking at the razeef, and a word added to the glossary.
2017.03.25 Graphic design studies A pair of graphic studies made for an exhibition have been added.
2017.03.22 Gulf architecture 05/08 An illustrated note has been written on the character of two panels carved into a juss finished wall.
2017.03.19 Apartment housing An illustrated note has been added on the possible layouts of apartments caused by the addition of family entrances.
2017.03.15 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01 An illustrated pattern based on eight-point geometry has been added.
2017.03.12 Old photographs of Qatar 02 An illustration and note on the old fort at al-Wakra have been amended.
2017.03.10 Arabic / Islamic geometry 04
Gulf architecture 05/08
Illustrated notes have been added relating to the geometry behind a naqsh panel, and an architrave, both at Wakra.
2017.03.06 Apartment housing A note has been written on the conflict between apartments and Qatari culture.
2017.03.05 Population The population statistics have been updated with the addition of the comparison percentages for each previous twelve months.
2017.03.03 Apartment housing A note has been written on the government’s intervention in an effort to improve apartment design.
2017.03.01 Population The population statistics for February 2017 have been added.
2017.02.28 Apartment housing A note on the layout of apartments and the relevance to Qatari socio-cultural norms has been written.
2017.02.24 Islamic / Arabic geometry 02 An illustrated note on a development of six-point geometry has been added.
2017.02.23 Apartment housing A photograph has been added and text amended on housing at Umm Said.
2017.02.22 Apartment housing A brief note has been added on the beginnings of staff housing apartment blocks.
2017.02.19 Apartment housing An illustrated note has been added on private sector apartments.
2017.02.17 A new approach – principles Six diagrams have been re-drawn and minimal amendments to text made.
2017.02.15 Population A note on estimates of the national population has been amended and augmented.
2017.02.13 Introduction A note referring to the troop ship ss. ‘Donegal’ has been revised.
2017.02.11 Apartment housing A note has been added on the increasing size of apartment blocks and government housing.
2017.02.05 Apartment housing A new page has been started that looks at the development of apartments in Qatar.
2017.02.01 Population The population statistics for January 2017 have been added.
2017.01.29 Gulf architecture 04/08 An illustrated note has been added on the design of a ventilated doorway.
2017.01.26 Gulf architecture 04/08
Islamic urban design 02/05
Notes have been added to the sections looking at other screening solutions in Qatar’s architectural vocabulary, and in its urban design.
2017.01.17 Arabic / Islamic architecture
Arabic / Islamic urban design 01
A note has been written on the potential for change in the design of mosques.
2017.01.13 Arabic / Islamic geometry 02 A note has been added on the construction of a volute based on the Golden Section.
2017.01.11 Arabic / Islamic gardens A comment has been made on the prohibition of the Damas plant – Conocarpus lancifolius.
2017.01.10 Gulf architecture 02
Islamic urban design 04
Old photographs of Qatar 02
Notes relating to a building in Doha’s suq have been updated.
2017.01.08 Gulf architecture 05 An illustrated note has been added on the design of balustrading on a traditional building.
2017.01.07 Gulf architecture 01 An illustration of the extent of the Pearl development in July 2016 has been added and the adjacent notes amended.
2017.01.05 Scotland A photograph of Scotland has been changed.
2017.01.04 Introduction The page looking at origins of the battle at Bullecourt has had a small number of amendments made.
2017.01.01 Updates 2017
About
Population
The site has been updated to reflect the new year with regard to dates and the copyright notice, and the ‘About’ page has been lightly edited. The population statistics for December 2016 have been added.

 

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