Features (page 2)

‘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

Snøhetta Completes the Muttrah Fish Market

Muttrah, Oman

Snøhetta 2018 Edited By : Dana Al Qottob    West of Muscat, on the coast of Gulf of Oman, a new fish market has taken the stand as a new landmark on the waterfront along the lively corniche in Muttrah. The Snøhetta-designed Muttrah Fish Market is created to serve as a focal point for the Read More

Soriano House by Beyt Architects

Valencia, Spain

2018 Beyt Architects in collaboration with Bac Estudio de Arquitectura Edited by : Dana Al Qottob    This residential project has two main design driving ideas: Firstly, a clean and efficient layout due to its long and narrow plot size; and secondly the use of patios and louvers to create an interplay of light and Read More

Interview with Doreen Toutikian on taking Beirut Design Week 2018 to an Urban Scale

Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut Design Week (BDW) returns for its seventh edition in 2018 under the theme of “Design and the City: ___________”. HKZ talked to Doreen Toutikian, the Director of Beirut Design Week and the Co-Founder of the event alongside Vrouyr Joubanian, about this year’s theme, the planning process of BDW and the event’s impact on the Read More

Lifescapes Beyond Bigness; UAE’s 16th Architecture Exhibition at the International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2018

Venice, Italy

Text by Farah Abdel Jawad Photos courtesy of The UAE National Pavilion The national UAE pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale showcased its 16thInternational Architecture Exhibition, which played along the lines of a contrast between UAE’s under-appreciated human-scale urban neighbourhoods and its iconic corridors of “bigness”. Installation view of the National Pavilion United Arab Emirates Read More