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Father of modern Iraqi architecture dies of coronavirus in UK

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Rifat Chadirji, known as the father of modern Iraqi architecture, died late Friday in the United ......

IN PICTURES: Saudi Arabia’s Wadi Najran home to 33 picturesque clay villages

Saturday, 04 August 2018

Clay houses and palaces in Najran, southwest of Saudi Arabia, are considered one of the historical ......

Minarets of Prophet’s Mosque an architectural attraction for worshippers

Saturday, 26 May 2018

The visiting worshipers to Medina in Saudi Arabia are attracted by the view of the ten minarets of ......

Six Saudi buildings - most in Arab world - in running for global 2017 top slot

Sunday, 09 July 2017

Among Arab countries, Saudi Arabia currently leads as the most shortlisted projects in the upcoming ......

Tracking Arab influence and Islamic art in Italy, an Al Arabiya journey

Thursday, 01 June 2017

When it comes to art, Italy is considered a top destination, but the Arab influence on the Italian ......

Jeddah’s Rawashin: An architectural heritage that defies history

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Al-Rawashin still stands tall in the city of Jeddah, as a witness of an architectural style in which ......

One year after her death, Zaha Hadid’s vision becoming reality in Sharjah

Saturday, 01 April 2017

Construction has begun in Sharjah for Bee’ah’s spectacular headquarters, designed by ......

Exploring Turkey’s unique ‘underground’ mosque

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Mosque architecture is changing over time and an example of a more modern approach is one dubbed ......

In pictures: A history of ancient mosques in Jeddah

Sunday, 11 December 2016

The Jeddah governorate is distinguished for its architectural art which decorates more than 2,300 ......

The creative space as a new urban ressource activator?

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Greek philosophers like Plato did not believe in the concept of creativity but favoured the idea of ......

Gaza’s architectural heritage fades, but one man resists

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

A surprise awaits beyond a black door adorned with a silver lotus flower at the end of a tangle of ......

UAE designer explains inspiration behind Dubai’s ‘first 3D printed dress’

Monday, 11 April 2016

An Emirati fashion designer who teamed up with an architect to create what is believed to be ......

Zaha Hadid, the revolutionary architect

Monday, 04 April 2016

Turki Aldakhil is the former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.

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Architect Zaha Hadid first woman to win top UK prize

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Zaha Hadid became the first woman to scoop a top British architecture prize on Thursday but ......

Architect designs static pods to house London’s homeless

Saturday, 25 July 2015

A British architect has designed plywood pods aimed at accommodating the British capital’s ......

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