Architecture

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Architecture / Beirut, Lebanon 02:40

Issam Fares Institute

A new building, radical in composition but respectful of its traditional context, “floats” above an exterior courtyard.

Architecture / Iran, Kashan 02:56

Manouchehri House

The combined reinvigoration of the architectural and craft-work heritage in an old city has sparked a broader revitalisation.

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Architecture

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Interviews / Sharjah, UAE 03:37

Tarik Al Zaharna

Architect Tarik Al Zaharna explores his approach to materiality and space in the coastal Emirati town of Kalba.

Interviews / Kuwait 03:33

Zahra Ali Baba

Uncovering and preserving Kuwait’s urban history, architect Zahra Ali Baba reflects on her research, the practice of architectural conservation and the importance of history in the development of Kuwait

Interviews / Bahrain 03:32

Noura Al Sayeh

Young architect Noura Al Sayeh is changing the face of Bahrain by rehabilitating its existing urban fabric

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Interviews / Dubai, UAE 03:35

The Narcicyst

Based in Montreal but with strong ties to Dubai and the Middle East, The Narcicyst combines lyrical flow with an educated meaning. Hip-Hop has become a veritable tool of communication and empowerment for The Narcicyst as he sees few equals in the prevalent topics that surround the community.

Interviews / London, UK 02:38

Salma Tuqan

Salma Tuqan has earned respect and admiration for her work in promoting and curating Middle Eastern art. Having worked as the Artistic Director at Contemparabia amounng other notable exploits, she in undoubtedly an important contributor to the Middle Eastern art landscape.

Interviews / UK 03:14

Mourad Mazouz

The multi-faceted Mourad Mazouz has successfully teetered both the lines of food and fashion. At the heart of it all lies a personality who has a strong understanding of his culture’s intricacies as he boasts Momo as one of his latest successes.

Interviews / Cairo, Egypt 03:31

Studio Zafir

A Cairo-based initiative to encourage creativity and set up by three founders – Nada Abdel Salam, Noha Zayed and Ahmed Kamel – Studio Zafir is a concept store that offers funky home-grown Egyptian products designed by a wide range of artists and designers. The founders stock their T-shirt brand, Zafir which come in witty slogans referencing Egyptian pop culture and social issues.

Interviews / Istanbul, Turkey 03:28

Alex Varlik

Once a lawyer in Paris, Varlik moved to Istanbul to found Georges, a brand new hotel housed in Istanbul’s most historic building and surrounded by a range of stores, restaurants and cafes just a few steps to the Galata Tower.

Interviews / London, UK 03:41

Alia Al-Senussi

Born in Washington DC to a Libyan father and American mother, Alia Al-Senussi is part of the Tate Committee for Middle Eastern and North African Acquisitions. Having worked in commercial art for three years, she has immersed herself in the world of non-profit art education. She is helping to integrate Libya into the art and culture boom that the Middle East has experienced.