Write a 5 pages paper on oral history of the interior design of al qatif city. In the period between 1930 and 1955, the people lived in the confines of the Al Qatif Castel altogether. Sessions initiated the construction of the castle in the third century. This indicates the age of the castle and its architecture. The building initially was for the royal palace and military to occupy. However, with time and further civilizations, the castle became the housing for the people. Saeed Al-Saif is among the people that lived in the confines of the Al Qatif Castle n this period for over forty years. When I asked him about the castle and what he remembers in the architecture of the house, the first thing to mention was the great high fence. The castle had a great high fence for the security of the people considering that its initial function was to serve as palace and military houses.
Saeed also remembered the sea near the castle and the tides of water. Additionally, he also mentioned the four gates of the castle fence that opened in the morning and closed at night, not granting any person entrance after their closure. Further, Saeed mentioned that the walls of the castle building were special stone, collected from the gulf sea, which contributed to its outstanding aesthetic value. Additionally, this stone has some adaptation to temperature, reducing the temperatures inside the house during the day. Thus, as historical architecture suggests, the people selected building material that fit the physical environment constraints such as temperature as they established their houses.
When I asked Saeed about the interior aspect of the castle building, he exhibited an enthusiastic face, lightened in happiness as he began to describe the house design. The houses within the castle consisted of enclosed houses, with an entry leading to each of the occupants’ houses. The dimension of the .house he lived in is about 90 square meters. The house consisted of two levels, with several specifications including eight rooms, two toilets, a bathroom, and a female’s room. In the house, Saeed said they lived 16 people, five of them males and 11 females. .