- Artist Hala Al-Ani
- Title A Typologoy of Houses
- Date 2010
- Medium Digital prints, hexaptychs, frames
- Dimensions 22 X 32 cm
- Credit Reproduced by Sharjah Art Foundation
A Typology of Houses is a descriptive record of culture made manifest in the building vernacular of residential housing in Dubai. Al-Ani looked to achieve maximum objectivity in her photographs, eliminating as much extraneous information as possible. According to the artist: 'When I classified the photographs into categories that highlight architectural styles (gothic, oriental, traditional) I began to recognise patterns that map the city and its people.'