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Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Photographed by Deed Studio

Deed Studio.UAE
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Project name:
Abrahamic Family House
Architecture firm:
Adjaye Associates
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dubai-based architectural photography studio, DEED STUDIO, is delighted to announce that their project, The Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi, has recently been honored as the Category Winner in Photography | Architecture Exteriors at the LOOP Design Awards 2023. Additionally, DEED STUDIO is proud to have received the People's Choice award for their outstanding photographs at the awards program.

Architect David Adjaye designed the Abrahamic Family House in Abu Dhabi. This remarkable structure is a collection of three religious spaces, including a mosque, a synagogue, and a church, all resting upon a secular visitor pavilion. The purpose of the house is to foster inter-religious dialogue and exchange, promoting peaceful co-existence and acceptance among diverse beliefs, nationalities, and cultures. Visitors can partake in religious services, listen to holy scripture, and experience sacred rituals within each of the houses of worship. In addition, a fourth space, not tied to any specific religion, serves as a center for all people of goodwill to come together as one. The community also offers educational and event-based programming.

The architectural design draws inspiration from the commonalities between the three faiths, emphasizing similarities over differences. The three cubic structures, while not aligned, represent powerful, unified forms, each adorned with colonnades, screens, and vaults to signify their sacred nature. The public space in between, symbolized by a garden, serves as a metaphor for unity, connecting the three faiths and promoting community, connection, and civility. The podium seamlessly links these spaces, encouraging inclusivity and the celebration of collective history and identity.

About Deed Studio

Deed Studio is a Dubai-based architectural photography firm founded by Masih Mostajeran & Naghmeh Olfat, who are focused on creating inspiring visual stories according to the concept, context, and user of each project.

Their creative vision is the product of their combined experience and diametrically opposed backgrounds; Masih is an architect who has photographed as an artist, while Naghmeh is trained as an architect and has worked in the field for seven years. She also studied marketing and earned an MBA to better recognize clients' demands and to better serve their needs.

Their work has helped clients garner several national and international awards, and is regularly featured in architecture and design magazines.

In addition to other recent successes, Deed Studio proudly secured the Architizer A+Awards Winner title in 2023, and earned recognition for Best Architectural Photographs at The Architectural Photography Awards (APA), where the studio was honored as the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Delegates Overall Winner in 2022. Furthermore, their commitment to excellence led them to undertake a photography mission for the AGA KHAN Awards in 2022. Deed Studio is also humbled to be recognized as one of the '100 Most Inspiring Architecture Photographers' by the Loop Design Awards.

By Liliana Alvarez

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