Charles Hostler Student Center, Beirut by VJAA

Vincent James Associates Architects designed the new center for social and academic activities on the Lower Campus of the American University of Beirut All images, plans and information courtesy of Vincent James Associated Architects (VJAA); © by VJAA; Images by Paul Crosby The design for the new Hostler Center uses a non-hierarchical synthesis of architecture […]

The 7th of October University at Bani Walid, Libya designed by RMJM

A planning theme inspired by traditional local architecture leading to a compact sustainable design driven by issues of sustainability. All images and information courtesy of RMJM; © by RMJM In 2008, RMJM‘s Global Education Studio in Princeton became the first U.S. architecture firm to receive a commission in Libya since the United States normalized relations […]

“Al Manakh: Gulf Continued” launched in Abu Dhabi

The second edition of Al Manakh was launched in Abu Dhabi at Paris La Sorbonne University in the presence of Rem Koolhaas, key senior executives of the UPC and Pink Tank. Information courtesy of Pink Tank; Image by Pink Tank Al Manakh: Gulf Continued Al Manakh: Gulf Continued is an essential and comprehensive guide to […]

Stone Towers, Cairo by Zaha Hadid Architects

Mixed-use development in Cairo designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher All images, plans and information courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects; © by Zaha Hadid Architects; Please note the end of this article for detailed project credits The richness observed in the intricate patterns carved into minarets throughout Cairo and Egyptian Hieroglyphic patterns, with variations […]

Florence Square, Fez by Mikou design studio

Parisian studio Mikou design an urban jewel for the Moroccan city of Fez All images, graphics and information courtesy of Mikou Design Studio; © by Mikou Design Studio Remodeling of Florence Square in Fez aims to create a space for encounters FLORENCE SQUARE, FEZ Florence Square is situated in a strategic area in the new […]

Gallery House by AGi Architects

Residential project designed by the Spanish-Kuwaitian design firm All images and graphics courtesy of AGi Architects; © by AGi Architects; see full project credits at the end of this post A Kuwaitian project designed by international design studio AGi Architects with landscape design by Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture.

Lock Island Bridges by UNStudio

A bridge design and structural system inspired by arabic patterns All images and information courtesy of UNStudio; see end of the article for detailed credits UNStudio are the designers behind this group of bridges designed for a new community along the Arabian Canal. Lock Island Bridges, Dubai, UAE, 2008 The lock island bridges are part […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heritage Crossing by Coop Himmelb(l)au

“Two Iconic Structures Across Dubai Creek”, Dubai, UAE (2008) All images and information courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au – all images © Armin Hess, ISOCHROM. See full post for detailed credits.  Copyright by desMena Coop Himmelb(l)au have provided us with detailed information on their design for “Two Iconic Structures Across Dubai Creek”, Dubai, UAE (2008). The […]