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 […]

New Pictures of Woods Bagot’s QSTP by Nelson Garrido

Qatar Science & Technology Park in Doha designed by Woods Bagot All images courtesy of Nelson Garrido; © by Nelson Garrido; design of QSTP by Woods Bagot QSTP through the lens of photographer Nelson Garrido Nelson Garrido has sent us these new images of the Qatar Science & Technology Park which we featured earlier on […]

Star House in Bnaider, Kuwait by AGi architects

Approached from the desert and situated on the coastline this beach house is designed to maximize sea views while blending into the topography. All images, plans and information courtesy of AGi Architects; © by AGi Architects; Images by Nelson Garrido Star House Nestled into the landscape, this beach house blends with the natural topography of the […]

MOP CAP 2011 Shortlist Exhibition at Traffic, Dubai

Between 14-19 March 2011 Traffic will host the MOP CAP 2011 Shortlist Exhibition. Image and information courtesy of Traffic; Image of  “feminine sensors” a video animation projection by Niyazi Azadikhah MOP CAP (Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize), launched in 2009, has become the world’s leading art prize for Iranian artists. Monday 14th March – Saturday […]

From a poetic vision towards a programmed reality

Construction of a 6 meter large Light-Test Model of Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi image © by Jens Kaestler All information courtesy of 1:One| Computational Geometry and Georg Ackermann GmbH;  please note individual credits for the images. 3 specialist companies collaborate for design and construction of a light-test model for the complex Louvre dome structure […]

Medical housing compound in Sudan designed by Tamassociati

Italian architects Tamassociati design a sustainable housing compound for Emergency NGO using discarded containers All images and information courtesy of Tamassociati; © by Tamassociati Although Sudan is not typically considered part of the Mena region we’d like to draw your attention to this project to show how simple socially responsible and sustainable design can be […]

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 […]