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September 5, 2014 at 11:48am
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Cairo new town - From desert city to deserted city
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

Cairo new town - From desert city to deserted city

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

September 2, 2014 at 6:19pm
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The architecture of Violence

Eyal Weizman explains architecture’s key role in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the evolution of urban warfare.

5:58pm
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What can ‘forensic architecture’ reveal about the conflict in Gaza

What can ‘forensic architecture’ reveal about the conflict in Gaza

August 23, 2014 at 10:08am
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This is what gentrification really is
"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."

This is what gentrification really is

"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."

August 5, 2014 at 11:33am
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On the quite peculiar modernist heritage of Abu Dhabi - UAE

On the quite peculiar modernist heritage of Abu Dhabi - UAE

July 28, 2014 at 1:15pm
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Refugee camp for Syrians in Jordan evolves as a do-it-yourself city

Refugee camp for Syrians in Jordan evolves as a do-it-yourself city

July 24, 2014 at 10:50am
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Fractured space: the case of Souk al-Ahad, Beirut

Fractured space: the case of Souk al-Ahad, Beirut

July 23, 2014 at 8:17pm
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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.

July 11, 2014 at 10:43am
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Reblogged from dwgparallels
dwgparallels:

INFRASTRUCTURAL AND MILITARIZED CARTOGRAPHY OF GAZA

dwgparallels:

INFRASTRUCTURAL AND MILITARIZED CARTOGRAPHY OF GAZA

July 8, 2014 at 4:58pm
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Architecture City Guide: Beirut →

June 16, 2014 at 4:03pm
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Documentary about IRAN in English: The Lovers Wind (Baadeh Sabah) by Albert Lamorisse

May 25, 2014 at 8:34pm
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A mini colorful Habitat 67 in Amchitt, Lebanon, facing the sea… Puncho beach resort.
Someone knows the architect?
Picture taken from: https://www.facebook.com/NTNoffice 

A mini colorful Habitat 67 in Amchitt, Lebanon, facing the sea… Puncho beach resort.

Someone knows the architect?

Picture taken from: https://www.facebook.com/NTNoffice 

May 22, 2014 at 11:08am
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A Beirut Field Diary: Between Two Reconstructions

A Beirut Field Diary: Between Two Reconstructions

May 9, 2014 at 6:12pm
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fiction of another time
Beirut 1921

May 6, 2014 at 4:13pm
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IRIS is an attempt at resisting the expropriation of Beirut’s open coastline returning the sea back to the fishermen and the local habitants of the Ras Beirut district. Through architecture, it materializes the threshold condition between two very distinct, yet concomitant entities: the dense city and the open sea.
Project by Najjar & Najjar architects

IRIS is an attempt at resisting the expropriation of Beirut’s open coastline returning the sea back to the fishermen and the local habitants of the Ras Beirut district. Through architecture, it materializes the threshold condition between two very distinct, yet concomitant entities: the dense city and the open sea.

Project by Najjar & Najjar architects