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Transformation of the Traditional Landscape of Kabul Old City: A Study for Its Conservation

Authors: Tetsuya Ando, Mohammad Umar Azizi

Abstract:

This study investigates the transformation of the traditional landscape of Kabul Old City through an examination of five case study areas. Based on physical observation, three types of houses are found: traditional, mixed and modern. Firstly, characteristics of the houses are described according to construction materials and the number of stories. Secondly, internal and external factors are considered in order to implement a conservation plan. Finally, an adaptive conservation plan is suggested to protect the traditional landscape of Kabul Old City.

Keywords: Conservation, Landscape, Transformation, traditional houses, district 1, Kabul Old City

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