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A century of architecture in the Arabian Peninsula : evolving Isms and multiple architectural identities in a growing region

Salama, Ashraf M (2014) A century of architecture in the Arabian Peninsula : evolving Isms and multiple architectural identities in a growing region. In: Architecture from the Arab world (1914-2014). Bahrain Ministry of Culture, Manama, Bahrain, pp. 137-143. ISBN 978-9958-4-034-1

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Abstract

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.