The Origins of Doha is a UCL Qatar research project, supported by the Qatar National Research Fund and aims to explore the foundation and historic growth of Doha, its transformation to a modern city, and the lives and experiences of its people, through a combination of archaeological investigation, historical research and oral testimony.
www.Q-urbarch.org is an online resource on architecture and urbanism in Qatar. It outlines current efforts undertaken as part of a research project (NPRP 09-1083-6-023) - funded by QNRF: Qatar National Research Fund. It includes research summaries, publications, and links to different types of media of interest to architects, urban designers, and planners who are seeking to expand their knowledge on architecture and urban environment of Qatar and the Gulf region.
Traditionally, houses built in Doha were centered around a courtyard. The following books explore the concept, historical origins, and relevance of courtyard housing.