Architecture

Modernist Indignation, Winner of The Most Outstanding Overall Contribution in LDB 2018

London, England

London Design Biennale 2018 Edited by: Sundos Abu Reyal   London Design Biennale Announced that The 2018 Medal, awarded to the most outstanding overall contribution, supported by Poly Culture has been awarded to Egypt. The installation is curated by Mohamed Alshahed and the exhibition was designed by Suzanne Gaballa, Modernist Indignation mourned the loss of the country’s modernist Read More

Slice House by Alhumaidhi Architects

Al-Adiliyah, Kuwait

2016 ALHUMAIDHI ARCHITECTS Edited by: Dana Al Qottob     The residential project is located in Al-Adiliyah, Kuwait with a plot area of 1000 m2. The rectangular plot has neighbors to the east and south in addition to a pedestrian alleyway along its longer northern edge. The shorter street frontage on the western side benefits Read More

Lifescapes Beyond Bigness; UAE’s 16th Architecture Exhibition at the International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2018

Venice, Italy

Text by Farah Abdel Jawad Photos courtesy of The UAE National Pavilion The national UAE pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale showcased its 16thInternational Architecture Exhibition, which played along the lines of a contrast between UAE’s under-appreciated human-scale urban neighbourhoods and its iconic corridors of “bigness”. Installation view of the National Pavilion United Arab Emirates Read More

Wind Tower, Wafra Vertical Housing

Salmiya, Kuwait

AGi Architects 2017 Wafra Vertical Housing introduces a new concept to urban living that adapts to the evolving lifestyle of 21st Century contemporary Kuwait. Considering the increasing demand for land in the city, the transformation of single-family dwelling typologies becomes a must, where tenants should be able to enjoy privacy as well as benefit from Read More

KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Zaha Hadid Architects 2017 Photos © Hufton+Crow Windcatcher Roof Profile The primary organizing strategy of the design of KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre) is a cellular, partially modular system that integrates different departmental buildings as a single ensemble with interconnecting public spaces. Hexagonal prismatic honeycomb structures use the least material to create Read More