What does a typical home in your country look like?
(TLDR; you can skip to the photos in the end)
The urban fabric of Aleppo is a result of a dialectical development which solidified an individual form stabilizing from the Umayyad times onwards.
Its physical character is a palimpsest that cannot be understood without exploring the Hellenistic-Roman-Byzantine formation passing over it. It's worth mentioning that a lot of the buildings survived till our times, and they constitute a significant part of the whole city.
In order to understand the modern urban landscape we need to decipher the substrata revealing a continuity of growth from the pre-Hellenistic to the medieval Islamic city situated in the southeastern part of the Mediterranean basin.
The first human intervention in the territory of Aleppo manifested itself through the creation of tells (artificial mounds made by the stratification of factile materials - the word comes from Arabic tall "hill"). (1)
In the Hellenistic period 301-281 BC Seleucus I Nicator founded Beroea near tell Al-Akabé, exploiting the strategic soil lying between the coast and the Euphrates and the carrefour of commerce. The water was provided by river Quweiq, canal of Haylan, in addition to the abundant groundwater. That place was well defended due to the presence of a fortified citadel over a semi-natural semi-artificial tell connected to the surrounding walls. In this phase Aleppo was a mono-directional city whose blocks (47.2m by 124m) were orthogonal to the axis linking tell Al-Akabé and the citadel.
Hi, I am from India, the land of diversity, each indian state has its own house architecture, even within each state, different communities(also called caste) hve their own way of building house.
I am from Tamil Nadu, the southern tip of the Indian peninsula. I will present some of the Houses from my state, since many answers already covered the apartment flats and generic city construction in India, Here, I will concentrate on Tamil individual house style.
The architecture in France is extremely varied. France has some of the oldest buildings in the world. One, Barnenez, is dated circa 4850 BC. In other words, there's been a lot of time for things to change and develop here, so I'll keep this shorter than a textbook by just sticking to my current hometown of Paris.
Paris's most famous homes are its Haussmannian apartments. They were designed by Baron Haussmann when Napoleon III ordered that much of the old, medieval buildings of Paris be demolished, and new buildings along broad avenues be created (which conveniently made it easier for his soldiers to control the city and stamp out revolutions).
Unlike London townhouses, these buildings were not all for one family (with the exception of the Hôtels Particuliers: private townhouses of the nobility and super-rich). Interestingly, the design of a typical Hausmann structure building mixed the classes all in one building.
The ground floor was for shops, and the shopkeeper often lived above the shops on the first floor, which was like a mezzanine level. The first floor (above the ground-floor shops) could also contain offices.
The second floor was called the ‘noble stage'. This floor has large wrought iron balconies and elaborate cut stonework around the windows, the highest ceilings and most elegant rooms with beautiful features like ornate plaster-work, elaborate fireplaces in the best marble, and wood floors in decorative patterns. They were created like this because two floors above ground was far enough from the noise and dirt of the street, but not too far to climb by stair. This was before elevators - so that made floors less desirable when they were too high to be easily walkable.
The third and fourth floors sometimes don't have a balcony, or when they do it is almost always smaller. There is less decorative stonework around the windows and the interiors get more simple as you move up.
The fifth floor (or second to last floor-depending on building height - most are close to 6 floors total) has plain balconies and simpler interior decorative elements. The fireplaces this high can be very plain, depending on how fancy the building is overall.
The top floor used to be for storage but was later turned into rooms for servants, and would also be rented by the poorer people. It's up in the eaves of the Mansard roof and has dormer windows. The rooms are really small, and nowadays they are rented as bedsits or minimal one-room flats to students.
Now that many buildings have added elevators (although usually very small!), the 5th floor is often as desirable as the 2nd desirable because the 5th it is quieter (farther from the traffic), has the more sun, and is often the only floor other than the noble 2nd that has a proper walk-out balcony.
I will add some pictures. First you can see the outside of typical Haussmannian apartments, and you will notice the 2nd and 2nd-from-top floors usually have walk-out balconies, while the others just have a wrought iron fence to keep you from falling out the full-length window. You nay also notice the difference in ceiling height from floor to floor. The floor above the shops is often very small, almost like a mezzanine. These features are much the same in most Haussmanniam buildings, with only a few variations thrown in. The Mansard roofs are clear to see, with their dormer windows peeping out.
Typical communist buildings (still the most common type in cities, although this photo paints a slightly worse picture than the reality)
Ordinary, historical or traditional houses? In Indonesia where i live, when it comes to houses you need to differentiate according to time period. That's because in each period in the country's history saw deep changes on how architect approach house building and design. Each period provides different styles.
(Prepare this is a long answer)
During the old days before the Dutch rule was widespread, traditional design reigns supreme.
Houses in Java looked like this. We called it the "Joglo".
The United Kingdom.
Birmingham, where I grew up.
Most brummies live in midpriced houses ranging from £100k to £350k. Solihull and Sutton Coldfield on the outskirts of the city are the most affluent districts along with the Edgbaston district near University of Birmingham. There you will find most of the £500k to £3 million houses in the Birmingham area.
House for sale, Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham, £3 million ( a businessman or partner in a major commercial law firm may live in a house like this ):
Traditional Lebanese Architecture:
Traditional Lebanese architecture is inspired by different architectural designs due to the several occupations (Ottoman, French, Arabs...) . The main things that describe traditional Lebanese houses are : stones, arches, steel balconies, red roof .
There are different types of traditional Lebanese architecture.
- three-arch house: