Monday, May 7, 2012

Al Balad Style

Jeddah's unique architectural feature of wooden latticed window coverings is called rawasheen. They help create air flow to the interior, allow for privacy, and enhance the beauty of the building's facade. Many of the buildings in the oldest part of Jeddah, called Al Balad, have this attractive and distinctive architectural feature.

You can learn more about the Al Balad district of Jeddah and see more photos of the rawasheen on this post I wrote on my other blog, Susie of Arabia.


Gaelyn said...

I like the look of those windows.

Susie of Arabia said...

This must be a fairly new addition to this building because I don't recall seeing the entire facade covered in rawasheen like this before. It was breathtaking!