Benetton HQ Tehran by AquiliAlberg

Competition entry by Milanese Architects AquiliAlberg All images and information courtesy of AquiliAlberg; © 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 […]

Tripoli Congress Center designed by Tabanlıoğlu Architects

A building that is in harmony with its “place” in terms of natural resources and cultural heritage All images and information courtesy of Tabanlıoğlu 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 Presidential Representative Following the economic revival, an […]

Darat King Abdullah II, by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

A performing arts centre for the Jordanian capital Amman, designed by Austrian architects Delugan Meissl. All images and information courtesy of 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 […]

Jellyfish House in Adailiya, Kuwait designed by AGi Architects

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 […]

Skywalks in King Abdullah Financial District, Riyadh by Henning Larsen Architects

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 […]

Mermaid 2.0 – a maritime lifestyle concept designed by JDS

Julien De Smedt Architects design an all inclusive resort for the Middle East All images and information courtesy of JDS – Julien 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 […]

Apartment No.1 in Mahallat designed by AbCT

A contemporary residence that blends uniquely with its surroundings designed by AbCT (Architecture by Collective Terrain) All images and information courtesy of AbCT; © by 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 […]

Black & White House in Yarmouk, Kuwait designed by AGi Architects

A labyrinth of light outer spaces united by a dark band of natural stone All images, plans and information courtesy of AGi 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 […]

The Villa K, Marrakesh by Studio Ko

A silent block of earth on the edge of a sloppy land. All images and information courtesy of Studio Ko; © by 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 […]

Centre de Formation aux Métiers du Développement Durable, Marrakech by Studio Mikou

“A raised building, composed of crosswise bands, suspended in mid-air between courtyards and gardens” All images, graphics and information courtesy of Mikou design studio; © by Mikou design studio; see detailed project credits at the end of this article “A lively succession of barrel vaults that create a dynamic landscape” Studio Mikou have sent us […]