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Architecture / Lebanon, Tripoli 01:48

Oscar Niemeyer — Tripoli

Within the one million square meter grounds, the Oscar Niemeyer-designed structures rise above the low buildings surrounding the complex – a sweeping arch, overlooking an outdoor theater, a massive dome, designed to be a convention center, an elevated concrete water tank, which was meant to have a panoramic restaurant situated on the top, there are 20,000 meter square of enclosed space and an additional 20,000 of open space adjacent to it. A total of 15 buildings make up the Fair, and all of them today remain empty, some still incomplete.

Architecture / Iran, Tehran 03:00

40 Knots House

The 40 Knots House is a building in a middle-class neighbourhood of Tehran designed by Alireza Mashhadi Mirza and Habiba Madjabi. The facade of the building features an intricate and uniform brick surface, which has been layered and knotted similarly to wool

Aga Khan Award for Architecture

— Series
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Architecture / Casablanca, Morocco 03:00

Casa-Port New Railway Station

A dynamic transport hub that anticipates the needs of the city of the future.

Architecture / Azerbaijan, Baku, 03:07

New Power Station

As part of the regeneration of an old industrial area, a new building echoes a recently restored power station beside it.

Architecture / Iran, Tehran 03:00

40 Knots House

The 40 Knots House is a building in a middle-class neighbourhood of Tehran designed by Alireza Mashhadi Mirza and Habiba Madjabi. The facade of the building features an intricate and uniform brick surface, which has been layered and knotted similarly to wool

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.

Architecture / Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 03:00

King Fahad National Library

An imaginative expansion that doubles available space and provides a new skin for an existing structure.

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, Tehran 03:00

Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge

Infrastructure that connects two parks has become a popular urban space.

Architecture / Ajloun, Jordan 02:42

Royal Academy for Nature Conservation

An abandoned quarry serves as catalyst for an imaginative intervention providing educational programmes and visitor facilities.

Architects

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3 Videos
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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