During the growth of cities, villages are frequently absorbed into the fabric of such conurbations. But what are the consequences of this? What is the effect on the village and what is the effect on the wider city? These questions are addressed through the case of two closely related Bahraini cities, Manama and Muharraq.
This project aims to investigate how far spatial processes relating the spatial embedding pattern of the villages to the surrounding urban areas, can throw light on the different pathways of social development of the absorbed village configurations. The research used the most advance approach in Architecture Analysis, by using Space Syntax methodology and Theory through PHD thesis of Professor Wafa Al Ghatam and in collaboration with her students.