Archive for the 'Architecture' Category

Amman set to win “Worst Sidewalks of the World” prize!

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Creativity in using materials..

Superb functional solutions.. excuse the brick..

Sidewalk as storage

The art of disintegration

The words ‘high’ and ‘craftsmanship’ come to mind

An empty plot of land needs no side walk (patent pending)

Sculptutal composition in stone and asphalt..

Creative integration of flowerpots and other artefacts

Just off Jubilee Circle.. men at work..

Abdoun greets the shoppers..

Urban harmony..

Nature reclaims the […]

Shopping is the new religion and malls are its cathedrals

Friday, January 13th, 2006

When you hear about a mall that it probably 1.5 kilometers in length, that’s divided into zones that are themed as China, Egypt, India, Persia and so on, you might smile, cringe or do both. But after visiting the Ibn Battuta mall today convinced me I was doing neither. When one enters the Persia hall, […]

Google Earth for Mac.. and a little quiz!

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Yipee.. I got my hands on the leaked version of Google Earth for MacOS X. It worked, but also crashed on me once already. I hope the official version will be out soon. Now here’s a quiz for you. What is the landmark showing in the screenshot above.

Sahel Hiyari and Alvaro Siza: A short video

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

I’ve known about Sahel’s work with Siza in the context of the ‘Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative’ from a couple of years ago, but was nonetheless happy to come across the short video about it today..

A year of mentorship: View the video

Yaser AbuHilaleh, the man, his blog and his recent ‘attack’ on the Luweibdeh park

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

A post in two parts

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Yaser AbuHilaleh, the well known journalist, fascinates me.

I just discovered that the man is one year older than me (born 1969) and that he has a new blog (on the new Maktoob blogging service). I also just found out (on his blog) that we went to the same […]

A quick walk through downtown Amman

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

Amman’s urban development and.. a touch of ideology!

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Amman is gradually becoming a real city. It is becoming ‘old enough’ to be ‘real’. There is an effect of accumulation of history, buildings, people, memories and relationships that is making the whole urban experience of Amman more interesting and deep. I will not attempt to elaborate more on this, but I think you get […]