Horizontal Sky by Coop Himmelb(l)au

“Horizontal Sky at Khor Dubai Wharfage”, DUBAI, UAE All images and information courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au; image © Armin Hess, ISOCHROM Coop Himmelb(l)au architects have provided us with the third project of their design trilogy for the Dubai creek area. Read the details here on desMena… Horizontal Sky Horizontal Sky is a new concept for spatial […]

Saifi 606 in Beirut by Raed Abillama Architects

Careful insertion of a modern residential building into a historic part of municipal Beirut designed by the Lebanese Architects All images, plans and information courtesy of Raed Abillama Architects; images and plans © by Raed Abillama Lebanese architects Raed Abillama have sent us this information on one of their residential projects in Lebanon. We are happy […]

W Hotel, Dubai by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

A fresh approach at beachfront hospitality by the french architectural firm All images, plans and information courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel; © by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, refer to credits at the end of the article for more details Ateliers Jean Nouvel have provided us with extensive material on their design for the W Hotel in […]

Mosque of Algiers by KSP Juergen Engel Architekten

All information and images courtesy of KSP Juergen Engel Architekten. German Architecs KSP Juergen Engel designed the new Grande Mosque in Algiers. Mosque of Algiers In the Bay of Algiers, to the east of the historic downtown area, the complex represents the main and also the initial element in the new urban development of the […]

Grand Museum Of Egypt by heneghan.peng.architects

Winning entry for the international architectural competition to design the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza. site model showing museum interior; image by Richard Davies All information and images courtesy of heneghan.peng.architects. heneghan.peng.architects are the designers behind the winning entry for the GEM. This competition attracted 1557 designs from 83 countries, most likely the largest global […]

ATI Center Tehran by Coop Himmelb(l)au

Coop Himmelb(l)au designed this urban enclave of mixed uses in Tehran. All images and information courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au; Images © by Coop Himmelb(l)au In 2004 Coop Himmelb(l)au were about to change the face of Tehran with their design for the ATI Center in  Sharak-E-Ouds, Tehran, Iran.

The National Museum, Saudi Arabia by Moriyama & Teshima

Acclaimed comtemporary architecture for a place of national identity designed by the Canadian architects Curved west wall recalls the sand dunes of the Saudi desert All images, plans and information courtesy of Moriyama & Teshima; Photos by Ajon Moriyama Opened in 1999, only 26 months after first concept sketches were brought to paper The National Museum in Riyadh […]

Cymbalista Synagogue by Mario Botta

Synagogue and Jewish heritage centre on the University Campus of Tel Aviv, Israel All images, plans and text courtesy of Mario Botta. All photos by Pino Musi. As a place of contemplation, of light and prayer as well as a place of community and discussion this Synagogue designed by  Studio Mario Botta has been published […]

‘design as reform’ – traffic design competition vol.2

traffic announces the second traffic design competition entitled ‘design as reform’ image and text courtesy of traffic, image © by traffic Traffic gallery anounces its  second design competition:

Empire Tower by Aedas

Awarded “Best High-Rise Architecture” in 2008 at the CNBC Arabian Property Awards we take a closer look at Aedas’ Abu Dhabi Project All images, plans and text “Empire Tower” courtesy of Aedas, images and plans © by Aedas. Global design firm Aedas allow us to have a closer look at their Empire Tower project in […]