In the 1970s Cairo started expanding into the open desert. Most of these new towns, built to cope with the city’s fast growing population, fell considerably short of expectations. A photo essay explores the desert cities Al-Shuruq and New Cairo
The architecture of Violence
Eyal Weizman explains architecture’s key role in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the evolution of urban warfare.
"As twentieth century cities swell into twenty-first century megacities, we must make room for all our immigrant populations, rich and poor alike. The only crime is in sacrificing one to make way for the other."
Priceless images & footage.
French documentary about the history of Palestine - 1880/1950
To set the record straight once and for all - after so much misinformation, insinuations, blunt idiocies and misconceptions we have seen these past few weeks.
INFRASTRUCTURAL AND MILITARIZED CARTOGRAPHY OF GAZA
A map and photos of the most interesting buildings in Beirut, including projects by names such as Alvar Aalto, Rafael Moneo, and Steven Holl.
Documentary about IRAN in English: The Lovers Wind (Baadeh Sabah) by Albert Lamorisse
A mini colorful Habitat 67 in Amchitt, Lebanon, facing the sea… Puncho beach resort.
Someone knows the architect?