Architecture and Representation

Amman, Jordan

Studio-X Amman “Architecture and Representation” is a public symposium organized by the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s (GSAPP) Studio-X Amman at the Columbia Global Centers | Middle East as part of a design studio taught by Amale Andraos (Assistant Professor of Architecture at GSAPP). By Studio-X Amman: The question of representation Read More



Beirut, Lebanon

BEIRUT TERRACES – Jnah Villa and Marina Complex JDS architects 2009 [Invited competition] 36 000 sqm The Marina, Hotel, Condominium, Villa’s and Park Resort project one unifying logic that can stand out as a clear iconic and unifying scheme for a prominent site in Beirut. While each element stands unique in its characteristics and parameters, Read More


The Valley City

The Valley City, Qatar

MZ Architects 2012 Under construction 3 million-sqm Unlike the current trend of futuristic high-tech city projects, the VCQ retrieves its architectural guidelines from the traditional Qatari and Islamic cities, trying to recapture their urban fabric. The master plan of the Valley City – Qatar (VCQ) emerged from an in-depth understanding of the existing urban morphology Read More