Architecture

The musée YVES SAINT LAURENT

Marrakech, Morocco

Studio KO 2017 In Morocco, I realised that the range of colours I use was that of the zelliges, zouacs, djellabas and caftans. The boldness seen since then in my work, I owe to this country, to its forceful harmonies, to its audacious combinations, to the fervour of its creativity. This culture became mine, but Read More

Beirut Terraces

Beirut, Lebanon

Herzog & de Meuron 2016 Text by Herzog & de Meuron and images by Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan Site The city of Beirut lies in the heart of the developing Middle East. Having always been a cosmopolitan city, it is a focal point of the region as a cultural and geographical link between Europe and Read More

Architecture

COP 22 VILLAGE

Marrakesh, Morocco

Oualalou+Choi November 2016 93,000 m² All photos by Luc Boegly© The Restaurant TEMPORARY URBANISM Every year for the past twenty years, thousands of delegates from 195 countries have met for the United Nations conference on climate change in order to address questions concerning the future of the planet. This year, the office OUALALOU+CHOI was chosen to design Read More

Hisham A. Alsager Cardiac Center

Kuwait City, Kuwait

2015 Nelson Garrido © Medical buildings are usually perceived as spaces with negative connotations, specifically when referring to rehabilitation centers where patients stay for long periods of time. Therefore, in the design process of the Hisham A. Alsager Cardiac Center, the aim was to change this perception and to build a positive space, one that Read More

Bee’ah Headquarters

Sharjah, UAE

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher Site Area: 90,000 sq. m. Floor Area: 7,000 sq. m. render by MIR ©Zaha Hadid Architects Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading fully integrated environmental and waste management company has commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects to build its new Headquarters Building in Sharjah, UAE, following the 2013 Read More