Monthly Archives

January 2010

January 31, 2010

Cultural Poverty

It occurred to me while writing the earlier post that we should stress on one point that we have missed all along; Kuwait lacks culture. We design according to our locality and our traditions, and we end up with mediocre architecture that is ill-proportioned or…
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January 30, 2010

Site Update

I've been meaning to change the site for a while now and I finally got around to doing that. The improvements are mostly cosmetic, a new header and color scheme. It looks a lot more optimistic now, and that's a feeling that we hope reflects…
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January 28, 2010

Architectural Dialogue

The fundamental function of architecture is to provide a shelter space. Huts are perhaps the first form of known architecture in human history. Architecture, as history teaches us, has evolved into something far beyond creating shelter space for people. Throughout recorded history, and as far…
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January 11, 2010

Event: Pecha Kucha Night

I will be presenting at the upcoming Pecha Kucha Night that will take place on Thursday January 14, 7:30 in the Scientific Center in Salmiya, outdoors behind the Costa Coffee. I'll be talking about 'Kuwait Urban Density' and will touch upon themes from the blog,…
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January 10, 2010

Event: A Night for Architecture

T-Square Magazine, a student based architectural magazine together with KASA (Kuwait Architectural Student Association) and AIAS (American Institute for Architecture Students) are organizing an event titled “A Night for Architecture” at the Americani Cultural Center, January 13, 2010 6-9PM. The event is held under the…
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January 8, 2010

Izala: Trees

Trees shade the sun and filter the air. They look good and give us peace of mind. Why does our government rush to cut down trees? Is it a random act of green violence, or is there more behind this? There are lots of blog posts…
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