Tag: dubai

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

‘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

Aidah, a Landscape Installation Made of 50 Black Balloons

Dubai, UAE

Aidah – An Invisible City Illustration by Maria Eugenia Beizo Boano Prismontas + Ricardas Blazukas Dubai Design Week 2017 Aidah – a collaboration between London based architectural firm Boano Prismontas and Kuwait based artist/architect Ricardas Blazukas. “In Arabic culture Aidah means “one’s who returns”. We chose this name to build an a-temporal city where the Read More

Interview // Yasser Elsheshtawy, UAE Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

Venice, Italy

Interviewed by Heba Najada HKZ had the chance to meet Yasser Elsheshtawy, Curator of the UAE National Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition; la Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale) and Associate Professor of Architecture at UAE University since 1997.     Elsheshtawy’s academic work focuses on the city aiming to capture, describe and analyse the Read More

The Shift, Architecture School Tower

Dubai, UAE

Architecture School Tower in Dubai Atelier du Pont 2014 Main View The Shift is the highest earthen construction in the world. Both local and international, it reflects the school’s influence over the world, with a local climate-based design principle. The students’ curriculum begins at the top where they can free their minds from the reality Read More