Features

Foster + Partners wins Jabal Omar Development Project competition in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Foster + Partners’ competition winning scheme for a new luxury hotel and serviced apartments in the heart of Makkah has been revealed. Inspired by traditional Arab architecture, it’s design reinterprets the traditional dense building clusters, creating a new contemporary vernacular that respects its sacred location. Following the mountainous terrain, its cascading vertical elements form a Read More

RUSTY MIRAGE

Qasr Amra, Jordan

RUSTY MIRAGE by Mais al Azab and Kiluanji Kia Henda Eastern desert of Jordan near Qasr Amra Close-up photograph of the harmonious skyline space and geometry. Mais al Azab © Rust Mirage is an art installation, collaboration between Angolan artist Kiluanji Kia Henda (proposing an artwork in the Jordanian desert addressing the Dubailisation of the horizon Read More

Interview// Nabil Gholam on his book eastwest

Seville, Spain

Interviewed by Liyan Al Jabi Since its foundation in 1994, architects (ngª) has been at the forefront of architecture and planning in the Mediterranean and Arabic world. Today, ngª has grown into an international multidisciplinary team of architects, planners, designers and consultants with a portfolio spanning an extensive list of projects in architecture and urbanism. Read More

HKZ2013 Highlights: Urbanisim in the Arab World

Various, Arab World

As 2013 folds out, we will start a new ”Round Up” series to remember the great projects we have on herskhazeen.  We thought it would be great to recognize and promote Urban Master Plans and Urban Projects as they hold a great role of planning in creating livable communities. The main image belongs to Massar Read More

Top 10 most visited articles on HKZ!

Various, Various

From inspiring projects to influential features, this top 10 list illustrates the most visited articles so far on HKZ. #1 Eco-Tourism And Rangers Academy by Ammar Khammash The project, which will be the first of its kind in the region, is an international-standard academy for eco-tourism and environmental ranger services in Ajloun. It aims, on Read More