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Architecture / Iran, Tehran 01:40

Ekbatan Town

The salons, supermarkets and community spirit of a brutalist mass-housing complex in west Tehran

Architecture / Iran, Tehran 01:51

Holy Cross Chapel

Located within a sports complex in Tehran’s Vanak neighbourhood, this Armenian church is an unexpected icon of brutalist architecture

Aga Khan Award for Architecture

— Series
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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 / Casablanca, Morocco 03:00

Casa-Port New Railway Station

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

Architecture / Iran, Tehran 03:00

Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge

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

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

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 / 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, 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 / 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 / Bahrain 03:32

Noura Al Sayeh

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

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

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