Mud architecture in Hadhramout Valley is the dominant local architecture, which has been illustrated in the construction of magnificent residential buildings and palaces at intervals of time since the settlement began in the valley. The environment in Hadhramout Valley is characterized by the availability of mud material deposited in the streams of the valley and its sub-valleys. The prevailing climate is the dry hot climate. Mud buildings confirm the suitability of clay material for construction, which has been favored by ancestors since ancient times. The physo-thermal properties of clay are different from other natural materials. Mud buildings provide adequate thermal insulation for the lives of the population and their comfort. Mud material is of great importance and efficiency to the people of Hadhramout Valley. The results showed a clear harmony between the spatial environment represented by the various natural environment and the construction of mud buildings in Hadhramout Valley.
Sheban, Mishael Ahmed and Al-Saggaf, Mohammed Abdellah
"Mud architecture in Hadhramout Valley and its suitability to the environment,"
Hadhramout University Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences: Vol. 16
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/huj_nas/vol16/iss1/8