Amman, Jordan

Sahel Al Hiyari Herskhazeen sat down with architect Sahel Al Hiyari recently to discuss his latest project, the renovation of Turbo; an abandoned car repair shop at the edge of downtown Amman that was turned into a dynamic cultural space. Turbo entrance © Mohd’ Musa The design was created to cater to Turbo’s diverse and Read More

Beirut Design Week 2017 through Instagram

Beirut, Lebanon

By Liyan Aljabi Beirut hosted one of the most anticipated design fairs in the region last May for the sixth consecutive time. Organized by MENA Design Research Center, Beirut Design Week 2017 showcased the best of Lebanese and international design to encourage intercultural exchange, design education, social impact, and design entrepreneurship. This years’ fair theme Read More

Stratum folding chair to be exhibited in NY’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum

New York, US

STRATUM by Ammar Kalo Baltic Birch Wood, Polycrylic 70cm x 55cm x 40 cm 2014-2015 UAE-based designer Ammar Kalo‘s Stratum Chair has been acquired by The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. The chair along with a second piece will be added to the museum’s permanent collection. Ammar Kalo © The Stratum chair was Read More

Exhibition ‘Urban Stories: Amman’

Amman, Jordan

Conceived and curated by: Rawan Kashkoush Works produced by: Adie Al Nobani, Mohammad Naji, Nada Amro, Munqeth Agha, Shireen Khamees, Hadeel Ayed Mohammad and Rand El Haj Hasan 17th-28th February 2015 | the Lab Conducted at the Lab in December, an investigative design workshop on ‘Amman’s Urban Furniture’ led by designer and ‘placemaker’ Rawan Kashkoush, Read More

Interview// George Katodrytis, Architectural Speculation & Education

Sharjah, UAE

Interviewed by Heba Najada During Amman Lab’s X-Talk, HKZ had the chance to meet George Katodrytis, one of the most recognized architectural educators regionally. Katodrytis’ students projects are among the recipients of The | CSBE Student Award in its 5th & 6th cycles. George Katodrytis is an associate professor at the American University of Sharjah Read More