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Adaptive Reuse: Gulf Hotel to Doha Marriott Hotel

gulf hotel postcard Adaptive reuse: Add on/ Envelope This is one of the oldest adaptive reuse projects in qatar, one of many hidden and undocumented projects. Although there was no programatic change it… Leave a Comment

Atlas bookstore: Architecture & Urbanism

Check out atlas bookstore if your in doha at the Sheraton hotel, amazing place for architecture book lovers. @atlasbookstore  on Instagram Architecture & urbanism of the Greater Middle East العمارة والعمران في منطقة الشرق الأوسط…

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Diagram of Architectural Growth in Qatar 

  The city architecture is a reflection of the constant change and loss of identity.  If we don’t want a future that looks like a sci-fi movie we need to negotiate now what…



SOME COMMENTS ON QATARI ARCHITECTURE IN THE PRE- AND POST-OIL-PERIOD 120717 dAP Jaidah from ethmateo on Vimeo.   A great Lecture by Ibrahim Al Jaidah. It takes you through the history of qatar architecture through…

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Why Glass In The Desert

Researching the rapid growth architecture in Qatar from nomadic tents and vernacular mud brick structures to modern-day housing and glass utopias. What will the future hold? Will our past fad away? The rapid…

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Doha’s Bird Eye Views July 2013

  Doha’s Bird Eye Views July 2013 It’s always fascinating to see Doha from above. I wish I could fly. The below pictures were taken onboard Qatar Airways flight to Jakarta last month,…

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Qatar: A Future City as Envisioned by Syd Mead

  Doha, Qatar: A Future City as Envisioned by Syd Mead You may know “futurist” Syd Mead from his design work on geek friendly movies like Blade Runner, Tron and Aliens-but in his…

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