Traditional Neighborhood Adaptive Reuse in the Old City Sana'a, Yemen
The study aims to identify the current conditions of the traditional neighbourhood (Hara) environment of Sana’a old city and to evaluate the outcomes of adaptive reuse. A case study of Hara Al-Abhar was made with the following instruments: On-site spatial observation and measurements and in-depth structured interviews. The study revealed the enhancement of income to house owners and the revival of traditional handicrafts. The disadvantage is that it disturbs the resident's privacy with the increment of vehicular accessibility and previously open public spaces and streets becoming parking spaces. This led the womenfolk to retreat into their houses.
Keywords: Adaptive Reuse, Traditional Neighborhood, Old City, Sana'a-Yemen.
eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.