Mohammed bin Faris House
Muharraq, Bahrain
This building houses a small museum dedicated to the Bahraini musician Mohammed bin Faris, who was an exceptional exponent of the musical art known as Al Sout. His original home - a late-19th-century courtyard house - had deteriorated to the point where it was economically unviable to restore it by conventional means. A decision was therefore taken to rebuild it using the contemporary materials of concrete blocks and RC slabs, combined with traditional finishes. The approach aimed to achieve a harmony between traditional and modern building techniques that took into account the limits of the budget.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Muharraq, Bahrain
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2005
Dimensions
Ground floor area: 120 m²; combined floor area: 120 m²; total site area: 120 m²
Variant Names
Mohammed bin Faris House
Building Usages
museum
public/cultural