The Flat Stone Vault, a Pioneering Interlocking Stone Ceiling

Jerusalem, Palestine

AAU Anastas 2018 AAU Anastas have just completed a flat vault ceiling that is comprised of wedged stones to cover the new shop extension of St Mary of the Resurrection Abbey in Jerusalem. The newly built flat stone vault is an extension of the monastery’s shop. Architecturally, it consists of a juxtaposed volume addition. However, the Read More

New Under Construction Photos of King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Under Construction – 2018 KACW, King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Snøhetta Edited by: Dana Al Qottob   The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is a bold new initiative on the part of the Saudi Aramco Oil Company to promote cultural development within the Kingdom. Following an invited architectural design competition Read More

Ramel Cups, Molding Desert Sand to Reimagine the Bedouin Coffee Cup

Dubai, UAE

Tinkah Kholoud Sharafi Hamza Omari 2018 The Foundry by Tinkah set out to develop a material that tames the characteristics of the desert into a moldable medium. The Foundry has designed and produced the humble coffee cup Using a new material, Ramel. “Ramel” has the ability to shift shape into functional and aesthetic products that emerge Read More

Crossing Boundaries to Make Objects Speak, Hollow Forms by Dima Srouji

Ramallah, Palestine

Dima Srouji Photography by Mothanna Hussein Text by Farah Abdel Jawad Born in Nazareth and raised in both Jerusalem and Doha, designer and architect Dima Srouji started her collection of contemporary expressive glass figures entitled “Hollow Forms”. Dima Srouji earned a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Kingston Read More

UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from The Emirates

Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy Dubai, UAE   UAE Design Stories: The Next Generation from The Emirates, an exhibition highlighting some of the brightest Emirati talents that will appear at this year’s Salone Del Mobile International Design Fair, the world’s largest design fair.   Khalid Shafar, an accomplished product designer whose works have been widely exhibited in leading Read More