Identity in Transitional Context: Open-Ended Local Architecture in Saudi Arabia
Type
journal article
Year
2008
This paper attempts to analyze the experience of change in Saudi contemporary architecture with special emphasis on the ways that people have used to adopt new forms in their home environment. The aim is to understand the general reactions of people towards the change over time. Identity is a social system, and unless we view it from this perspective we cannot understand how people realize it in their home environment. In this sense, we are looking for the relationship between people and their architecture rather than explaining the reasons behind any changes identified.
Citation
Al-Naim, Mashary A. "Identity in Transitional Context: Open-Ended Local Architecture in Saudi Arabia," in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 2, issue 2 (2008).
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Copyright
Mashary A. Al-Naim
Country
Saudi Arabia
Language
English
Keywords
architectural design
city and regional development
contemporary architecture
symbolism and identity
urban design