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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

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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