Topic: palestine

AAU Anastas collaborates with Palestinian artisans for new chair collection

Palestinian architecture duo AAU Anastas, led by Elias and Yousef Anastas, have designed a chair collection that focuses on the nature of furniture production, focusing on the skill set and craft. The collection is currently up for sale until the end of February … More

AAU Anastas creates stone installation as peaceful protest against separation wall in Palestine

Palestinian architect-duo Elias and Yousef Anastas of AAU Anastas showcased its While We Wait installation in the OMA-designed Concrete building, in Alserkal Avenue during Dubai Design Week. The multi-sensory installation, created to instigate a sense of meditation and thought, is inspired and created … More

An exclusive look at architect Rasem Badran’s personal sketches

Influential Palestinian-Jordanian architect Rasem Badran, who has long worked to create cultural institutions and private developments across Saudi Arabia and the greater Middle East, has shared personal sketches with Middle East Architect. The winner of multiple architecture awards including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, … More

LACASA’s design for olive grove-inspired shopping mall in Palestine utilises local materials

Dubai-based architecture and engineering firm LACASA has unveiled its design for a new large scale shopping mall in Ramallah, Palestine, inspired by the country’s economic and symbolic asset: the olive tree. The olive tree, according to the architects, play a large role in … More

Naqsh Collective uses elements of traditional Palestinian embroidery as part of its exhibition in Amman

Amman-based design collective Naqsh has launched an exhibition in Jordan’s capital entitled, ‘The Thirst for Solidarity’, rooted in the cultural heritage of Palestine. The founders of the Naqsh collective, sister duo Nisreen and Nermeen Abu Dail have curated a mixture of design works … More

Buildings in UAE, Palestine, Saudi Arabia shortlisted for World Architecture Festival

Built projects in the Gulf and wider Middle East have been shortlisted for awards at the 2017 World Architecture Festival (WAF), which will  be taking place for the second time in Berlin this November. The Memorial Monument and Pavilion of Honour in Abu Dhabi, … More

Irish architects complete limestone-clad Palestine Museum near Ramallah

Ireland-based architects Heneghan Peng has completed the Palestine Museum in the city of Birzeit, located in the West Bank, near Ramallah which features a stone exterior. The museum, which is dedicated to Palestinian culture, is set on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, … More

Stone vaults by AAU Anastas to form creative centre in Palestine

Bethlehem-based architecture studio AAU Anastas has completed a prototype of a  free-standing stone vault in Jericho which will be later used for the construction of el-Atlal residency for artists and writers in the Palestinian city. The firm’s research arm Scales has completed the study … More

Art Dubai: el Seed’s artworks to be recreated into tapestry by refugee women from Palestine

Artisan women who happen to be Palestinian refugees are recreating Tunisian ‘caligraffiti’ artist, el Seed’s selected artworks into handmade tapestries, to be launched for the first time in the 11th edition of Art Dubai. The event will take place from 15-18 March 2017. … More