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Regional Participants at London Design Biennale’18

London, UK

London Design Biennale 2018 Edited by: Dana Al Qottob  London Design Biennale sees some of the world’s most exciting and ambitious designers, innovators and curators gather in the capital to show how design impacts our very being and every aspect of our lives. In response to this years theme” The Emotional States” , participants from six Read More

The Abandoned Fairgrounds by Oscar Niemeyer

Tripoli, Lebanon

Edited by: Sundos Abu Reyal Photos by Herskhazeen   Herskhazeen visited the abandoned Rashid Karameh Fair in Tripoli, Lebanon to photograph and document the status of the project during Beirut Design Week 2018 press visit. In 1963, Oscar Niemeyer was commissioned by the Lebanese government to design a complex for international fairgrounds in Tripoli, Lebanon. Read More

Friday Sermon; Bahrain’s National Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2018

Venice, Italy

Text by Farah Abdel Jawad Photos by Giulia Bruno The Bahrain National Pavilion in its fifth participation explored this year’s theme of Freespace, by tackling the topic of Sermon or Khutba.  Friday Sermon is a religious ritual organized by oratory practice usually performed every Friday in all mosques around the world due to its important Read More

Robabecciah: The Informal City – The Egyptian National Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2018

Venice, Italy

The Egyptian National Pavilion aims at the upgrading and “governance” of large urban areas allowing a “free use” that contributes to a better living of contemporary metropolises. Proposed as part of a competition hosted by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, the curators of this year’s pavilion are Dubai-based Egyptian architects Islam Mashtooly and Mouaz Abouzaid, as well as Read More

Areia Chalets, minimal villas developed on the Kuwaiti shoreline

Al Khiran, Kuwait

AAP Associated Architects Partnership Developed to expand the length of available shoreline, the development brings the sea into the desert to create a series of canals that are anchored by several docks and marinas and activated by many other recreational activities. The five plots of the five residences sit on one of the inner canals Read More