This three storey fortified residence is well hidden in a plantation area of the suburb of Bawshar, Muscat. Close to the city's last remaining sand dunes, Bait al Maqham is a unique structure at the bottom of the Hajar mountains. Also known as “the Big House”, it has witnessed two major restoration and historic preservation projects that were undertaken by The Ministry of Heritage and Culture of Oman. First one took place in 1991, and again in 2010 in order to stabilize building’s structure.
Photo: Osama Dawod
This exhibition is intended to display research and assembly techniques used in constructing the model of Bait Al Maqham. It was finaly presented to The Ministry of Heritage and Culture of Oman and public at large.
Drawing: Milenko Ivanovic
Model photos: Milenko Ivanovic