Architecture

Iraqi modernist architect Hisham Munir wins Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award

Renowned Iraqi modernist architect Hisham Munir was recently presented with the Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award for Architecture at a ceremony held in … More

designMENA Summit: ‘We need to be very aware of what we’re doing,’ says Korean architect Minsuk Cho

“I think everything you do is political,” said Korean architect Minsuk Cho, founder of Seoul-based studio Mass Studies. “Wasn’t it Winston Churchill … More

Sahel Al Hiyari Architects completes contemporary residence among the oak trees in Amman neighbourhood Dabouq

Situated in the growing suburb of Dabouq, just north of Amman, a single-family residence overlooks the site’s many native oak trees. Looking … More

Middle East projects win big at World Architecture Festival 2017

The World Architecture Festival (WAF), known for awarding the best buildings and concepts from around the world, just closed its 10th edition and … More

MEA sits down with Rifat Chadirji, the father of Iraqi architecture

One of the most distinguished 20th century architects and theorists from the Middle East, Rifat Chadirji, the father of architecture in Iraq, … More

New prayer hall in southern Lebanon reinterprets the spatial experience of traditional Islamic architecture

Located amidst the rolling hillscape of southern Lebanon, the Anwar Sabbah Musalla was built by local multidisciplinary design firm Polypod. The client … More

Dubai’s Five Palm Jumeirah by P&T Architects and Engineers stretches toward the sea

After exiting off D94 onto Palm Jumeirah’s main road that carries drivers across the island, a large new luxury resort crowns the … More

Philip Michael Wolfson speaks on running Zaha Hadid’s studio in the 1980s

“Some of the most famous architects that we have today were just starting to teach there,” said Philip Michael Wolfson, as he … More

Tamayouz Excellence Award announces the winners of its Mosul housing competition

The Tamayouz Excellence Award, an independent initiative established in 2012 by architect and academic Ahmed Al-Mallak to encourage and promote architecture across … More

Zaha Hadid’s LEED-certified KASPARC project in Saudi Arabia opens to the public

The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KASPARC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects has opened its door … More

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