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Dialogue: Power, and the Politics of Poop

Nico-Marinexplore-trent_NASA_Dialogue_HERO The U.S. government has technology that can convert human waste into liquid fuel. So why are we still relying on petroleum imported from the Middle East?

Zaha Hadid Sues The New York Review of Books for Defamation

zaha hadid, new your review of books, martin fuller, defamation suit, working conditions of migrant workers, rowan moore, why we build: power and desire in architecture, al wakrah stadium, qatar world cup, oren warshavsky, baker & hostetler

Pritzker prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid does not appreciate the criticism that has been leveled at her of late. She recently announced plans to sue The New York Review of Books and architecture critic Martin Filler over alleged defamatory statements in a recent book review. Specifically, Hadid takes exception with the implication that she was indifferent to the alleged difficult working conditions of migrant workers on high-profile construction projects in the Middle East, including her own. She is also upset that Filler used large portions of his June 5 review of Rowan Moore’s “Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture” to question her success and fault her personality, although she was not a prominent character in the book.

Regional Holcim Awards 2011 for Asia Pacific

Following the regional Holcim Awards for sustainable construction projects for Latin America, Europe, Africa Middle East, and North America, winners of the Asia Pacific Aw

Rosetta S. Elkin publishes on "desertification" in the Middle East and Africa

In her recent contribution the Beirut-based Portal  9's "Forest" issue, Rosetta S. Elkin, assistant professor of landscape architecture, explores the history and usage of the term "desertification," with a particular lens to the Middle East and Africa.

herzog & de meuron

Beirut Terraces


herzog & de meuron . + mimaj . Beirut Terraces

The city of Beirut lies in the heart of the developing Middle East. Having always been a cosmopolitan city, it is a focal point of the region as a cultural and geographical link between Europe and the Middle East. The history of Beirut could hardly be more diverse; remains of Phoenician, Roman, Mamluk, Ottoman and Colonial rule have shaped the city and its buildings. The design of Beirut Terraces was quite literally influenced by the layers of the city’s rich and tumultuous history.
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herzog & de meuron

herzog & de meuron
beirut terraces . beirut herzog & de meuron . photos: © Iwan Baan . + divisare The city of Beirut lies in the heart of the developing Middle East. Having always been a cosmopolitan city, it is a focal point of the region as a cultural and geographical link between Europe and the Middle East. … Continue reading herzog & de meuron

Dialogue: Power, and the Politics of Poop

Nico-Marinexplore-trent_NASA_Dialogue_HERO The U.S. government has technology that can convert human waste into liquid fuel. So why are we still relying on petroleum imported from the Middle East?

HOK eyeing up Middle East and Asia after returning to sports architecture

Global giant HOK has said it is on the hunt for sports projects in the Middle East and Asia after snapping up US sport specialist 360 Architecture last week