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Gone with the city – When memories are bound to vanish

This is an excerpt. Find the whole article inside our third issue. There is this one city, a city I have never been to, that I have always been curious to learn about. Whenever there is a new movie or documentary about it,

thisorient_comfortzone Comfort Zone, Video

Walking

Inspired by the works of Saskia Sassen and Byung-Chul Han, Powell and Hettenbach filmically interpreted the sometimes overlapping theories of the two authors: Sassen’s focus lies on the neoliberal market economy and social changes, while Byung-Chul Han deals with these topics in a more philosophical way.

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Croco and Co

For the exhibition, Rue Nouvelle met Marc-Henri Ngandu in Paris to talk about his inspiration and the way he sees fashion and photography.

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I AM I

Inspired by the story of Narcissus who fell in love with himself after seeing his own reflection in the water of a pool, the film evolves around our generation’s self-perception and self-value.

thisorient_comfortzone_camillemoirsmith_sirens_07 Comfort Zone, Studio visit

Camille Moir-Smith‘s Aprons

Creativity is a craft that fuels us; it is an outlet for our emotions and ideas. Camille Moir-Smith understands this and realizes the hard part is in the making.



this_orient_volume_three_thegreatermiddleeast_ysl_museum_denisova_06 Architecture, The Greater Middle East, Volume 3

A contemporary and Moroccan building

We know only a few contemporary iconic buildings built in the Greater Middle East. And some might argue that those that we do know – for example, the Burj-al-Khalifa, the Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Alkema studio

The traditional structure of this building on one of the main canals was changed completely in the nineteen-seventies,

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Villa Waalre by architect Russell Jones

The local planning authority were aware of the history and context of the original house, and advised that if the design of the new building eclipsed the quality of the original, the proposal would be supported.

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Museum of Islamic Art

The Museum of Islamic Art in Doha is Pei’s last major museum project before he passed away in May 2019. This cultural institution is one of the most important architectures on the Arabian Peninsula and bribes through its vocabulary of modern architecture.

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House for Architectural Heritage in Bahrain

The house for Architectural Heritage is a centre that houses the archival collection of sketches and drawings by the architect John Yarwood, as well as serving as an exhibition space dedicated to architecture.

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Villa Castelluccio

Villa Castelluccio uses local materials, traditional building methods and details from the local architecture, resulting in a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom house that fits perfectly within the olive trees, a real Italian vernacular.



About us
This Orient gives an insight into the Greater Middle Eastern art scene. The richness of specialities, the pure potential and authenticity of Middle Eastern and North African regions needs to be explored and shared with the world. We want to share what already exists, yet is still waiting to be explored. The name This Orient implies the idea of a space no matter if physical or not, where one feel free to express hisself. Architecture, its residents, their art: We visit artists at their studio and, or home to explore their art.

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