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Basuna Mosque (Al-Abu Stait)

Suhaj, Egypt

Al Abu Stait Mosque by Dar Arafa Architecture, Waleed ArafaBasuna Village in Suhaj, Egypt2019 Photos by: Essam Arafa For 300 years the Abu Stait Mosque has been Basuna’s main mosque. It was built and rebuilt a couple of times. The latest building was completed 70 years ago, on the very same plot in the center Read More

Diwan Amiri Quarter the First Phase of Msheireb Downtown Doha

Doha, Qatar

Allies and Morrison2015 Msheireb Downtown Doha creates a dynamic, sustainable urban downtown core as a counterpoint to a car-dominated, sprawling city. Msheireb’s first phase of public buildings has completed – the Diwan Amiri Quarter – with the remaining phases due for completion by 2022. The Quarter comprises three stone-clad public buildings and a large sacred Read More

The Most Anticipated Regional Projects in 2019

Doha, Qatar

The National Museum of Qatar Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning French architect Jean Nouvel, the interlocking disc design was inspired by the desert rose. It evokes the life of the Qatari people between the desert and the sea. Seemingly growing organically out of the ground, the museum’s structure surrounds the Old Palace of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim Read More

Sheltainer, a housing project for hope and humanity

Cairo, Egypt

UAE-based architects Mouaz Abouzaid, Bassel Omara & Ahmed Hammad proposed this project as a housing solutions to solve Cairo‘s Cemetery housing phenomenon for low income families using shipping containers. Sheltainer aims at targeting an important human aspect, solving a problem specifically for low-income families, students and refugees with simple yet accurate design for better humanity Read More

‘The Block’ A Sustainable Approach for Public Landscape

Dubai, UAE

desert INK 2017 ‘The Block’ stands out as one of the most unique and innovative landscape designs in the Middle East for providing an example of how site-found waste materials can be successfully utilized to create a unique character and function within a public landscape.   This award-winning urban park project was constructed over a Read More