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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.

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Reference

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2019.09.12 References A small number of additions and amendments have been made to the references.
2019.09.09 References Four references have been added relating to migration, society’s security and Qatar’s national vision.
2019.09.04 Arabic / Islamic geometry 02
References
A brief addition has been added on the significance of the numbers four and eight in Islamic geometry, and a number of references relating to Mughal gardens have been added.
2019.09.02 Population The population figures for August 2019 have been added.
2019.08.30 Old Photographs of Qatar 01 The note on the Guest Palace at Rumaillah has been expanded and a number of photographs added.
2019.08.24 Old Photographs of Qatar 01 A note on the old development in and around the Diwan al-Amiri has been revised and images amended and added.
2019.08.19 References Seven references have been added on plasterwork, and Mughal architecture, legacy, tilework, gardens, European perspective and beauty.
2019.08.16 Old Photographs of Qatar 02 A note on the old development in Rayyan has been revised and images amended and added.
2019.08.14 References Six references relating to Mughal garden and landscaping design have been added.
2019.08.12 Old Photographs of Qatar 01 An old image, with commentary, has been added relating to the area beside the Diwan al Amiri.
2019.08.06 References Five references have been added on the architecture of the Islamic world, geometric patterns in Islamic decoration, squinch fragmentation relating to the muqarnas, similarities of geometry in architecture and carpet design, and a study of the decorative treatment of domes.
2019.08.03 Population The population figures for July 2019 have been added.
2019.07.29 References Three references have been added on parametric design in Persian domes, muqarnas constructions and harm and privacy in Islam.
2019.07.25 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01 A note comparing rosettes constructed with twelve- and sixteen-point geometry has been added.
2019.07.20 References A reference has been added relating to gender in archaeological sites in the north of the peninsula.
2019.07.15 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01 The construction of a square, one-third the size of a larger square, has been added.
2019.07.10 Arabic / Islamic geometry 02 A note, illustrating the development of a dodecahedron from a hexagon, has been added.
2019.07.07 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01 An illustrated note has been added on the relationship between the sides of reducing squares within a pattern.
2019.07.04 Arabic / Islamic geometry 03 An illustrated note on the divisioning of plants’ petals and stamens has been added.
2019.07.01 Population The population figures for June 2019 have been added.
2019.06.30 References Four references have been added on the sustainability of the Libyan huwsh, a Cairene urban regeneration, naskhi-divani script, and daylighting techniques relating to traditional UAE buildings.
2019.06.28 Traditional boats of the Gulf A note has been added on the character of dhow sails and reefing.
2019.06.27 References Three references have been added on the history of boats in Arabia from the Stone Age to medieval times; irrigation and canals in Iran, and camel production in Saudi Arabia.
2019.06.24 Graphic design studies An illustrated note on the geometry behind the vesica piscis has been added.
2019.06.20 References Two references relating to Islamic gardens have been added, together with one on ship-building in the Indian Ocean.
2019.06.16 Graphic design studies A few old designs for greeting cards have been added.
2019.06.12 Graphic design studies Illustrations for a study on an ’eid greeting card have been added with commentary.
2019.06.08 Arabic / Islamic geometry 02 A note and illustrations have been added relating to eight point geometry.
2019.06.04 References Five references have been added, three on Islamic geometry and two on decoration within a mosque and its prayer hall.
2019.06.01 Population The population figures for May 2019 have been added.
2019.05.31 Gulf architecture 03 A brief illustrated note on the use of ’arish in the peninsula has been started.
2019.05.26 Gulf architecture 06 Three photographs with accompanying notes have been added relating to the traditional badu tent.
2019.05.24 Arabic / Islamic urban design 02 An illustrated note on the external use of mushrabiyaat has been added.
2019.05.21 References A reference to the changing character of Iranian public squares has been added.
2019.05.19 Public housing A photograph and note on the urban road system in Medinat Khalifa have been added.
2019.05.16 Gulf architecture 02/08 A note on the baraha has been expanded and a photograph added.
2019.05.13 References References to a thesis on the role of the majlis and of the politics of urban space in Qatar have been added.
2019.05.11 Graphic design studies An investigative design for an Eid mubarak card has been added, with commentary.
2019.05.08 Greeting cards An image of cut and folded rough card designs has been added.
2019.05.03 References Five references have been added, three relating to Islamic geometric patterns and two on architecture in Oman.
2019.05.02 Population
References
The population figures for April 2019 have been added as have references to blue-collar workers in Qatar, motivational factors in the Qatar building industry and Doha’s Ismael Mandani house.
2019.05.01 Resources Reference to an article on prisoners at Bullecourt has been added.
2019.04.30 Introduction A note on the disappearance of my grandfather at Bullecourt has been added and the accompanying illustration changed.
2019.04.24 References References have been added relating to gardens of the Mughal Empire and the poetic boundaries of open cities.
2019.04.20 References A reference on social life and boundaries has been added.
2019.04.17 Arabic / Islamic urban design 04 An illustrated note has been added on The Centre.
2019.04.11 Arabic / Islamic urban design 03 A photograph has been added to the note on the Doha Club and the note slightly expanded.
2019.04.09 References A reference has been added on the ceramics of Qatar National Museum.
2019.04.08 References
Old photographs of Qatar 02
Three references relating to community planning, urbanism and the Kuwait suq have been added together with an image of the vegetable suq in 1967.
2019.04.07 Old photographs of Qatar 01 Four photographs of the Diwan al-Amiri have been added with commentary.
2019.04.05 References Five references have been added on climate, identity, alleviation of heat gain, barchan dune movement, and sustainability in cities.
2019.04.03 Arabic / Islamic urban design 02 Notes and illustrations have been added on Doha’s Clock Tower.
2019.04.01 Population The population figures for March 2019 have been added.
2019.03.31 Planning in Qatar 02
References
Commentary on a plan by Kenzo Tange for the Diwan al-Amiri has been amended with additional images, and a reference to women in Qatari society added.
2019.03.30 Arabic / Islamic urban design 02 An illustrated note on some of the first expatriate housing has been posted.
2019.03.28 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01 A note has been posted on the geometry of a geometrical shape appearing in the Alhambra.
2019.03.25 History of the peninsula A map of the Qatar peninsula, made in 1824, has been added.
2019.03.23 References Four references have been added, two dealing with Qatari folklore, one on women in Anatolian houses, and one on Islamic ornamentation.
2019.03.20 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01
References
A note on a geometrical shape has been augmented, and references have been added on digital visualisations, algorithmic aesthetics, behaviour in public spaces and the urban fabric of Al Zubarah city.
2019.03.19 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01 An illustrated note has been added on the development of a geometrical shape.
2019.03.15 References An old thesis on Urban Planning standards has been added.
2019.03.13 References Two references on urban form and structure, and urban space and art have been added to the references page.
2019.03.11 References Four references on Islamic geometry have been added to the references page.
2019.03.07 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01
References
A note has been added on the construction of a geometric pattern, and a reference relating to the hijab added to the references page.
2019.02.03 Population The population figures for February 2019 have been added.
2019.03.01 Islamic urban design 01
Islamic urban design 01
A note has been written on a masjid project for Abu Dhabi, and a note started on the masjid at Valiasr, Teheran, Iran.
2019.02.26 References Two references have been added to the references page.
2019.02.22 Islamic urban design 01
References
A note has been started on the increasing variety of designs of masaajid, and a reference has been added.
2019.02.17 References
Glossary
Two references have been added to the references page and a word to the glossary.
2019.02.15 References Six references have been added to the references page.
2019.02.05 Pressures for change
Glossary
References
A brief note has been added on the introduction of Al-Jazeera to the Arab media world. A number of words and references have been added to the glossary and reference pages.
2019.02.03 Population The population figures for January 2019 have been added.
2019.01.26 Pressures for change
References
A note has been added relating to difficulties in Qatar University humanities departments, together with a reference.
2019.01.20 Islamic urban design 01 An introductory note on external spaces has been revised.
2019.01.10 Corporate image and logos An exercise in arranging the initials, ‘JL’, has been added on the Graphic Design section of the site.
2019.01.07 Arabic / Islamic geometry 01 An illustrated note has been written on the construction of a toroidal design.
2019.01.03 Design studies Amendments have been made to a note on a design study carried out some time previously.
2019.01.01 Updates 2019
Population
The site has been updated with respect to the copyright notices on each page, and the population figures for December 2018 have been added.

 

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