Constructed using natural materials, Yemeni high-rises are superbly sustainable and perfectly suited to the hot and dry Arabian desert climate.
An ancient city is on the brink of collapse due to the weather; AccuWeather
Some of the first big buildings to be constructed in the Yemeni city of Shibam were built around 900.
Source: An ancient city is on the brink of collapse due to the weather
In Pictures: Yemen’s ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ risks collapse; Al Jazeera
Ancient city of Shibam, a World Heritage Site, was largely spared by war but remains at the mercy of natural disasters.
Source: In Pictures: Yemen’s ‘Manhattan of the Desert’ risks collapse
Yemen’s Historic UNESCO-Listed City of Shibam to Go Renovation; Al Bawaba
Local authorities in Yemen’s southeastern province of Hadramout have announced the start of a program to renovate dozens of decaying houses in thehistoric city of Shibam, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1982.
Source: Yemen’s Historic UNESCO-Listed City of Shibam to Go Renovation | Al Bawaba
Ancient city that hosts 500 years old mud skyscrapers; Orissa Post
In earlier days people used to live in mud houses. Although those houses were of one storey, you would be surprised to know that there is a city where there are more than 500 skyscrapers made from mud. These buildings are nothing short of miracles because neither rain nor storms have any effect on them.
Source: Ancient city that hosts 500 years old mud skyscrapers – OrissaPOST
The ‘Manhattan of the Desert’: Shibam, Yemen’s Ancient Skyscraper City; Arch Daily
World’s oldest high-rise metropolis still standing in civil war-torn Yemen; EFE EPA
A 16th-century walled city in Yemen remains the World’s oldest metropolis to use vertical construction and is famous for its 600 adobe-built medieval skyscrapers, seven or eight stories high, as witnessed by these images released by an EPA photographer.
Source: World’s oldest high-rise metropolis still standing in civil war-torn Yemen
This 2,000-year-old city in Yemen is known as the ‘Manhattan of the desert’; Finn MacLeod; ArchDaily
The nearly 2,000-year-old city of Shibam presents one of earliest and most perfect examples of rigorous planning based on vertical construction.
Source: This 2,000-year-old city in Yemen is known as the ‘Manhattan of the desert’