Nasif Historical House

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Similar to many historical buildings in Europe and around the world, building facades are of special interest in Historic Jeddah, as the details of windows, balconies, stonework and ornaments give each historic building its individual character (Böhm et al., 2007). Indeed, the historic district of Jedda has a long history that goes back to since 3000 years ago. This historic destorct includes several heritage buildings “around 600”. These heritage monument have been constructed since 350 years ago, alongside unique architectural characteristic from different Islamic cultures (Telmesani et al., 2009). Nasif Historical House or “in Arbic Bayt Nasif” is one of the most important building in the historic district which has been chose to be a case …show more content…
Moreover, the construction work of the house started in 1872. Then in 1881 the house was finished (Saban, n.d.). The house contains with four floor with an identical dimensions of the architectural design, providing the house with a very well-designed as well as aesthetic look. The house is located at central of the historic district. The key cause for this building’s position is because of the fact that during the time after Sultan Abdul Aziz Al-Saud “the King” arrived into the city of Jeddah in 1925. The Sultan lived in the house, where his majesty joined with the most notable citizens in the city of Jeddah as the house should be the most recognized and fitting habitation for the King. Furthermore, it can be noticed that the architectural characteristic of the house is comparable to other heritag building in the historic distrct of Jeddah with Mashrabiyahs and Rowshans. The house was belonge to Nasif family until 1975 (SCTA, 2013). Recently, according to Engineer Sami Nawwar (2013); the director of Historic Jeddah Preservation Department, Jeddah Municipality; “the Jeddah Municipality is planning to reconstruct the building to be used as a museum and cultural centre of Jeddah”. On the other hand, many of historic houses in Jeddah (and Nasif House one of them) have no engineering data which causes series issue in order to enable them to be rebuilt in the case of …show more content…
Moreover, JHBIM will be an interactive solution that represents architectural periods, which are based on Terrestrial Laser Scanning “TLS”, Architectural Photogrammetry “ArchPhoto” and historic data (JHBIM method and workflow see Figure 3).
Therefore, the creation of these details in the Architectural Heritage Object Library is very important, because to build these unique heritage buildings in a 3D HBIM model would be time-consuming to deliver in a complete form or ‘as-built’ level of detail, and would affect the delivery time of the project (PDT). Each object of these historical buildings needs to be classified in an Architectural Object

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