“Beginning with a sculptural solid mass, we carved selected incisions and voids varying in scale where necessary. This provides a variety of spatial experiences through scale, light and shadow.
Claustra-Phobia. Mashrabiyas des briques. Inspired by the Arabian way of life.
A contemporary and Moroccan building The Musée Yves Saint Laurent
The refinement of Hans Verstuyft’s minimal penthouse The refinement of Hans Verstuyft’s minimal penthouse
In a small village about a hundred kilometres from Tunis, on a section of the motorway, the country roads are lined with cactus and olive trees typical of this remote part of Cap Bon.
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
The traditional structure of this building on one of the main canals was changed completely in the nineteen-seventies,
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.
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.