The idea of this work is to contextualize the image of the Saudi house, which has been responsible for profound transformations in the desert landscape, and how these are not based on the country’s history, but on assumptions used abroad creating a new identity.
Also, as a matter of fact, this idea of a dream house taken from “La Maison” as the ideal house.
Understand the role and how all components, such as constructive, sociological, cultural, historical, political, moral and economic, influence the design of the house.
La Maison is about a dream against the backdrop of the desert landscape of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Master in photography in 2020 in IPCI, Porto.
Studied architecture at the University of Porto and graduated in 1994. Worked between 1992|2007 at Souto de Moura Architects, and founded his office in 2007. Between 2013|2017, lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where works as a Consultant.
In July 2019 won the scholarship for the Master in Photography at IPCI, participated in the portfolio reviews at the Imago Lisbon festival in 2019. Was honorable mention in the FNAC 2017 Prize and won the first prize in the 6th edition of the Art Jameel Photography Award (AJPA) in 2015, a contest that includes all Middle East Countries. In 2018 it is an honorable mention at the International Photography Awards, BIPA.
Publishes in several magazines such as Hant Magazine, Phosmag or Not For Print, among others.
Exhibits his work at Encontros da Imagem, in 2020 with ‘Every Day is Sunday ‘and, in the same festival with projections in 2018. Also in 2018, he participates in the “Saudi Seen” collective, that happened in Dubai.
© text and pictures by Adriano Pimenta