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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marina + Beach Towers by OAD

Elegance derived from simplicity designed by Oppenheim Architecture + Design All images and information courtesy of Oppenheim Architecture + Design; © by  Oppenheim Architecture + Design OAD’s design for a sustainable mixed-use tower project in the U.A.E. Miami based Architects OAD have designed the Marina + Beach Towers, a mixed use waterfront development that utilizes green […]

Torre Alger XXI by Saraiva+Associados

Office tower concept by Portuguese architects Saraiva+Associados All images and information courtesy of Saraiva+Associados ; images © by 3D Helps + Saraiva+Associados Portuguese architects Saraiva+Associados design the Torre Alger XXI – an office tower in Algiers Saraiva + Associados have sent us images of their design of an iconic office tower in Algiers that creates […]

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha by I. M. Pei

The Museum of Islamic Art, a new cultural icon for the Gulf region Angular structural supports of the Museum of Islamic Art complement the faceted dome above © by Museum of Islamic Art, Doha All images and information provided by Ruder Finn – Images courtesy of Museum of Islamic Art ; Plans courtesy of I.M. […]

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 […]

The National Museum of Qatar by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Paris-based Ateliers Jean Nouvel designed the NMQ around the historic Fariq Al Salatah Palace National Museum of Qatar, South View All images by Artefactory, information courtesy of Ruder Finn Arts & Communications Counselors; © Ateliers Jean Nouvel The National Museum of Qatar marks the next stage of the Qatar Museums Authority‘s program to develop Qatar […]

Geotube, Dubai by Faulders Studio

Proposal for a 170 meter sculptural tower by Californian architects Faulders Studio All images, graphics and information courtesy of Faulders Studio; © by Faulders Studio;  detailed credits at the end of this post Californian Architect Thom Faulders has provided us with this material on one of his studios Middle East projects. We are glad to […]