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 […]

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 […]

Tehran furniture showroom and warehouse designed by Bonsar Architecture Studio

Rehabilitation and transformation of an old cotton warehouse by Iranian Architect Mohammad Majidi Bonsar All images and information courtesy of Bonsar Architecture Studio; © by Bonsar Architecture Studio; Please note full credits at the end of this article. A simple architectural statement balanced between contemporary addition and respectful preservation. Tehran Architects Bonsar have sent us […]

Q Club, Beirut by Bernard Khoury / DW5

Libanese Architects Bernard Khoury / DW5 have designed the Q Club – a multi-layered space that expands and contracts with the occupancy. All information and images courtesy of Bernard Khoury / DW5; © by Bernard Khoury / DW5 A Beirut entertainment venue by Lebanese architects Bernard Khoury / DW5 Located on top floor of the […]

Multi-purpose Arena by 3XN

Danish architect’s design of a powerful whirlwind is aimed to achieve LEED platinum All images and information courtesy of 3XN; © by 3XN 3XN design a multipurpose arena that blends functionality, flexibility and sustainability in one iconic structure The centrifugal power of the whirlwind is interpreted into this dynamic and vibrant Arena design, reflecting the […]

Beirut Terraces designed by Herzog & de Meuron

A vertically layered building that enables flexible living between in- and outside All images and information courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron; © by Herzog & de Meuron Layers of vegetation, utilization of thermal mass and natural light enhance the quality of living while lending to the building’s sustainability. Basel-based Architects Herzog & de Meuron […]

Gemayze Residential by Paul Kaloustian

Residential building designed by Beirut based Architect Paul Kaloustian All images and information by Paul Kaloustian Architects, Beirut; © by Paul Kaloustian Paul Kaloustian Architects have provided us with some information about their latest Beirut project, which creates shaded private “ïn-between” spaces for future residents using fabric skin that allows muted transparency and a continuously […]