Jurn Kabir, the traditional type of the double room house, which is divided inside by a transverse wall.

Jurn Kabir, the traditional type of the double room house, which is divided inside by a transverse wall.

The wooden pulpit (minbar) in the prayer room of an-Nuri Mosque

The wooden pulpit (minbar) in the prayer room of an-Nuri Mosque

Vaulted room in the Citadel of Damascus

Vaulted room in the Citadel of Damascus

Busra, Hammam Manjak, frigidarium or cold room (barrani)

Busra, Hammam Manjak, frigidarium or cold room (barrani)

Bayt Ajiqbash, traditional furniture in the guest room (qaʿa)

Bayt Ajiqbash, traditional furniture in the guest room (qaʿa)

Jamiʿ at-Tawashi, general view of the entrance gate and the minaret room

Jamiʿ at-Tawashi, general view of the entrance gate and the minaret room

Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

Ruin of a double room house in the village Qalʿat Najm

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, decorative niches on the wall of a room

Raqqa, Qasr al-Banat, decorative niches on the wall of a room

Chinese cloud motifs on the top side of the panel, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Chinese cloud motifs on the top side of the panel, Aleppo Room wall frame, early 17th century

Tall Bdiri, House consisting of a large living room with a small attached kitchen

Tall Bdiri, House consisting of a large living room with a small attached kitchen

part of the Muqarnaṣ cornice of the Aleppo Room, Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin

part of the Muqarnaṣ cornice of the Aleppo Room, Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Street facade of a house in an Assyrian village, that still kept one domed room.

Nahiyat Tall Tamir, Street facade of a house in an Assyrian village, that still kept one domed room.

On the western shore of Jabbul-Salt Lake, dome houses with ventilation openings of the living room

On the western shore of Jabbul-Salt Lake, dome houses with ventilation openings of the living room

Habuba Kabira, back side of a room half deepened into the grown soil (in local dialect: debabe)

Habuba Kabira, back side of a room half deepened into the grown soil (in local dialect: debabe)

Habuba Kabira, entrance side of a room half deepened into the grown soil (in local dialect: debabe)

Habuba Kabira, entrance side of a room half deepened into the grown soil (in local dialect: debabe)

Habuba Kabira, inside the double-dome room with its relief arch

Habuba Kabira, inside the double-dome room with its relief arch

Habuba Kabira, construction of a dome house (foreground: room, that will have a flat roof)

Habuba Kabira, construction of a dome house (foreground: room, that will have a flat roof)

Habuba Kabira, View from the inside of the room while constructing the dome

Habuba Kabira, View from the inside of the room while constructing the dome

Jurn Kabir, in the center of a traditional double-room house (areas for living, sleeping, supplies, kitchen)

Jurn Kabir, in the center of a traditional double-room house (areas for living, sleeping, supplies, kitchen)

View into a room in Palace G, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

View into a room in Palace G, Ebla (Tall Mardikh)

Cross vaults in the prayer room of an-Nuri Mosque

Cross vaults in the prayer room of an-Nuri Mosque

Decoration of the qaʿa (guest room) in the Quwatli House

Decoration of the qaʿa (guest room) in the Quwatli House

Motifs of the Aleppo Room

Motifs of the Aleppo Room

Hammam Bahram Pasha, exterior facade

Hammam Bahram Pasha, exterior facade

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, interior, dome and muqarnas squinches

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, interior, dome and muqarnas squinches

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, interior, dome and muqarnas squinches

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, interior, dome and muqarnas squinches

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, the hall

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, the hall

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, exterior facade

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, exterior facade

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, interior, dome and muqarnas squinches

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Coffeehouse, interior, dome and muqarnas squinches

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Mosque, decoration

Waqf of Ibshir Mustafa Pasha, Mosque, decoration