40 Knots House

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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

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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 / Beirut, Lebanon

Karim Bekdache

Earning his education in Paris, Beirut-based Karim Bekdache looked to influence the region’s creative landscape with his own brand of architecture. Starting Karim Bekdache studio, he looks to re-appropriate vintage design through his own eyes.

Interviews / Newcastle, UK 03:09

Tina Gharavi

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Superpool

A new wave of urban architects – Gregers Tang Thomsen and Selva Gurdogan have set up Superpool – an architectural studio in Istanbul that uses good design to solve social issues.

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Interviews / Beirut, Lebanon 02:50

Lara Khoury

Fashion designer Lara Khoury on her latest collection LK Beirut and Lebanon as a driving force for creativity.

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Wafa Alobaidat

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Interviews / Tunis, Tunisia 04:14

Mornag Farm

Tunisian water engineer Amine Draoui left the city behind for a life in sync with nature. Now, Draoui’s life is perfectly synchronised with nature’s rhythm. ‘I start my day with the sun,’ he says. ‘I’m bound by it and can’t sleep longer because when it rises all the animals demand their breakfast.’