MINJARA: Reviving Tripoli’s Woodcraft Heritage

Tripoli, Lebanon

2019Al Minjara Edited by Sulaf Al Halaseh “Tripoli, the city of 3 fragrant orange orchards earned recognition for many crafts and industries among which woodcraft dating back to 1850’s” Facing a crumbling industry and a massive drop in furniture manufacturing, Al- Minjara platform was formed. As part of the work in the timber and furniture Read More

foll[i]land by Borgi Bastormagi defeats gravity and challenges equilibrium

Beirut, Lebanon

Borgi Bastormagi 2018 The collection comprises, the foll[i] which was exhibited at the Beirut Design Week event in 2018, a series of tables, a coat hanger, a divider as well as a bollard lighting device. foll[i]land is an exploration of behavioral patterns in various scales with works that defeat gravity and challenge equilibrium. The products feature Read More

Interview with Antonia Carver on Hayy: Creative Hub and Art Jameel vision for Jeddah

Jeddah, KSA

Art Jameel announced in 2018 that construction has begun on a new development, set to open in Saudi Arabia in the winter of 2019-2020. This development is named Hayy: Creative Hub – derived from the Arabic word for neighborhood – referring to the community-oriented nature of the complex, and the ways in which the partner organizations are Read More

Geometric Facades for the Desert Climate at the Texas A&M Engineering College

Doha, Qatar

LEGORRETA Located within Doha‘s education city, the Texas A&M Engineering College by LEGORRETA combines two main buildings, the academic quadrangle and the research octagon, with a variety of public spaces such as bridges, arcades, courtyards, fountains and vegetation, that create welcoming, informal places for faculty and students. Two buildings, connected by an atrium, are designed Read More

Roar applies “Evidence Based Design” process for Edelman’s Office

Dubai, UAE

Roar has recently completed a 1,000 square-meter Edelman’s Offices in Dubai, UAE. “They loved the ‘Cultural Villages’ concept,,” says Pallavi Dean, founder and creative director of Roar, “The idea of creating separate cities-within-a-city – adding layers of color, texture and furniture to give each village more personality,” The ‘Civic Square’ – the main reception zone Read More