Continue reading [split] ‘Good architecture is all about the “Third Way”, the slow way,’ explains Tümertekin.
Continue reading [split] ‘The transition from studio to this was very easy,’ laughs Meitha Al Mazrooei, speaking of her former architecture classmates that she now runs a magazine with. Al Mazrooei, the 24-year old Founder and Editor of WTD (pronounced Watad) is the brains behind the Dubai-based architecture and design magazine. Flipping through WTD’s pages, printed on a combination of recycled paper and wood-free paper using soya ink, it isn’t likely that you’ll come across a feature on Dubai’s Burj Khalifa or any of the emirates other iconic vertigo-inducing skyscrapers
Continue reading [split] But Soho legend is a circus of gritty decadence.
Continue reading [split] Essentially factories for processing an overwhelming amount of people, aeroplanes, vehicles, cargo and luggage every day, airports are, traditionally, a logistical nightmare to design. There is no building type that epitomises the age-old architectural debate of whether form should follow function or vice versa as purely as an airport terminal does. Yet Foster + Partners, in collaboration with local architecture practice Maisam, approached the problem with imagination
Continue reading [split] Why did you decide to set up Mount Analog? I’ve been working in record shops since I was 14, and after 15 years it was time to open my own! What kind of merchandise can be found at Mount Analog?
Continue reading [split] Sedira, who was born and raised in France, started out thanks to the familial network that brought her to the programme’s lucky locale. ‘My parents had an apartment which wasn’t being used because my family lives outside of Algiers, so I took it over. It’s a French colonial building built around the early art deco period
[split] Tamikrest means ‘crossing’ in the language of the Kel Tamashek, a traditionally nomadic Saharan people that are commonly referred to as the Tuareg. It’s an apt name for a band blending echoes of traditional Tuareg music with contemporary textures