Competition entry by Milanese Architects AquiliAlbergAquiliAlberg; © by AquiliAlberg Architects
The designers of AquiliAlberg have sent us their design for the Benetton headquarters competition – we share it with you on desMena:
An office design that receives its identity from interweaving form and structure
In Persia, language has a powerful symbolic narrative function, that not only explains the power of charm, but also the typical, the recurrence of certain symbols which are dotted legend, poetry, textiles, the thumbnails until you arrive to architecture. →click here for more
A building that is in harmony with its “place” in terms of natural resources and cultural heritageTabanlıoğlu Architects; © by Tabanlıoğlu Architects; see detailed credits at the end of this post
Strong but humble this structure finds its expression in clarity and sincerity
Following the economic revival, an intensive urban and architectural movement began in Libya; new innovative and prestigious buildings in Tripoli started to signify the development, power and contemporary style.
A performing arts centre for the Jordanian capital Amman, designed by Austrian architects Delugan Meissl.Delugan Meissl Associated Architects; © by Delugan Meissl; See project details below for detailed credits.
Delugan Meissl architects have sent us some information on their performing arts centre project in Amman, Jordan and we are delighted to share it with you on desMena.
An open gesture that adapts to its special context
Proposed at a prime location in the heart of the Jordanian capital, the complex is planned to house all types of performing arts. Conceived as a place to rehearse, discuss, teach, study and perform, the complex is to become the premier venue for theatre, music and dance performances and education – a vital element of the cultural life and identity of Amman and all of Jordan.
Quietness and delicacy of form and movement designed by the Spanish-Kuwaitian design firm
All images, plans and information courtesy of AGi Architects; © by AGi Architects
The playful essence of the tentacles mediates a smooth transition between the various spaces
The driving forces behind the design of the jellyfish house are its restricted site situation and the clients’ habit of living. The house is enclosed by three adjacent plots freeing only one street facing façade. There is one large park located in front that constitutes a buffer zone in between the plot and the house opposite.
A network of footbridges envisioned by Henning Larsen Architects to minimize private motoring in the new King Abdullah Financial District.
All images and information courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects; © by Henning Larsen Architects
Winning design of an international competition by Danish Architects Henning Larsen
Skywalks in King Abdullah Financial District
The vision behind Henning Larsen Architects’ masterplan for the new financial district in Riyadh is to create a modern, sustainable city based on a minimum of private motoring.
From the decentralised parking garages, a monorail brings people to six different stations in the new district. A network of footbridges – so-called Skywalks – departs from the stations and connects the various buildings in the area.
Julien De Smedt Architects design an all inclusive resort for the Middle EastJulien De Smedt Architects; © by Julien de Smedt Architects
A Wellness Island formed by a large valley of terraced gardens.
Wellness Island is an all inclusive resort in the Middle East where tourists enter through an exclusive marina and beach. With various levels of retail and a wellness spas, the island’s under belly contains all the core program for both the spa and marina. Above exists a large valley of terraced gardens, which form the hotel and service apartments. Each unit has a panoramic view of the entire area. Wellness Island is all about experience. →click here for more
A contemporary residence that blends uniquely with its surroundings designed by AbCT (Architecture by Collective Terrain)AbCT; Images by Omid Khodapanahi; see detailed credits at the end of this article
The project utilizes recycled stone to connect with local traditions in a modern sustainable way.
This project is built in Mahallat, a small town in the center of Iran, where more than 50% of the economy is engaged in stone cutting business. By recycling left-over stones from Mahallat’s main stream of business, we are able to connect ourselves and our project to the unique context of the town.
A labyrinth of light outer spaces united by a dark band of natural stoneAGi Architects; © by AGi Architects; Images by Nelson Garrido
Volumetric spaces and dramatic light wells provide new spatial and visual experiences on every visit
These six houses on three adjacent plots should be noticed for their bold black and white facade with far from being a decorative element reveals the very nature of this project. Not a solid block but a labyrinth of outer spaces communicated with the dark stone cladding ribbon flowing from one to the other in 3 directions and provide natural light and cross ventilation in the houses at different levels. →click here for more
A silent block of earth on the edge of a sloppy land.Studio Ko; All images by Daniel Glaser
The Villa K, Tagadert Berber Village, Marrakesh
The Villa K was designed with a true respect towards its landscape. The land, a long North-South stripe of rocks and sand, with a slope on both sides, gentle to the south and steep to the west, creates a strong matrix for the project.
“A raised building, composed of crosswise bands, suspended in mid-air between courtyards
Mikou design studio; see detailed project credits at the end of this article