My friend Sabbagh just emailed me a link to the amazing sonic wire sculptor project. Talk about music, drawing, architectural space and technology coming together. Have a look and make sure you watch the video. This is what I call creativity.
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From the introduction to Rem Koolhaas’/Harvard Design School’s Project on the City (Volume 2, Guide to Shopping):
“Shopping is arguably the last remaining form of public activity. Through a battery of increasingly predatory forms, shopping has infiltrated–even replaced–almost every aspect of urban life. Town centers, suburbs, streets, and now airports, train stations, museums, hospitals, schools, the […]
It’s the question of water..
This is the New Aqaba. The 5 Billion dollar project recently announced. (Go see the hi-res pics on Sha3teely’s blog). As you can see above, it is to be built around a huge artificial lake.
Then there’s Ayla (recently rebranded from Ayla Oasis, complete with a HUGE, seemingly unending advertising campaign).
Again you […]
Today, Friday, I decided to attend Friday prayers at the newly inaugurated King Hussein mosque. I live just a hundred meters away from the mosque, so my son and I walked the short distance, as did thousands of people who wanted to attend the first Friday prayers held there.
I am no fan of traditionalist architecture, […]
For those who asked.. The King Hussein mosque in the Dabouq suburb, behind the King Hussein Gardens. Here you can see the mosque’s construction site maybe 2 or more years ago. The yellow marker is mine and has not been added to the Google Earth community. I hope you can read the longitude and latitude […]
While driving home yesterday, I saw that the King Hussein’s mosque lighting systems where being tested. The lit mosque looked quite stunning so I got out my camera and attempted a few shots. I didn’t have a tripod so most of them came out shaky. This one came out OK. Judging by the cleaning activities […]
An amazing project has taken me and two colleagues down the Kings Highway on an exploratory tour. One of the colleagues is a veteran archaeologist. And boy does it make a difference when you have someone like that with you on an ancient road that links a myriad of sites. You alsmost forget the present […]