Wesam Asali from IWlab - Research visit to School of Architecture- Cambridge
Wesam has been in Cambridge University for 10 days to work with the traditional architecture department in the school on his research project.
The project focuses on the rural areas in Syria and on the diversity of the typologies of the traditional rural houses. The traditional rural houses is a raw subject of a rich study; it has diverse prototypes, it still exists in many areas with many contemporary interventions and it lacks serious previous studies in literature. Therefore, studying vernacular rural architecture of Syria in now a need while studying how this architecture can contribute in the future understanding of post-war development is a need and a target in the same time.