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).
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.