This article presents a positional interpretation and highlights the issues of identity, tradition, and modernity by critically outlining a number of voices that represent selected architectural interventions in the Arabian Peninsula. Through a reading of projects that emerged over a century from 1914 to 2014, an articulation is made to place such a reading into focus by classifying different trends under three economic eras: pre-oil, oil, and post-oil. The analysis manifests a continuous struggle to absorb modernity and construct identity and concludes with a number of questions regarding challenges facing architecture and future developments in the region.
|Title of host publication||Architecture from the Arab world (1914-2014)|
|Editors||G. George Arbid|
|Place of Publication||Manama, Bahrain|
|Publisher||Bahrain Ministry of Culture|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2014|