February 6, 2011

Starchitects and Kuwait

Barrak's comment on my last post got me thinking of how to prove my point of the importance of world famous architects building in Kuwait.¬†Barrak argues that Kuwait does not need a new iconic building, since we have Kuwait Towers, which is true. He also…
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August 3, 2010

Khaldiya/Adailiya Bridge

I was recently invited at Kuwait University to see the work of a studio researching 'sustainability' and solar design. They were attempting to manipulate microclimates through architecture to create livable and comfortable outdoor spaces from a site they picked around Khaldiya campus. I was glad…
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May 22, 2010

Al-Hamra Tower

Here is a documentary about the tallest sculpted tower in the world, which is the Hamra Tower. It is an interesting documentary and very informative. I thought of sharing it here since I've noticed that not a lot of people have seen it on youtube.…
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March 1, 2010

Charter Schools

Why doesn't Kuwait have any charter schools? These are independent publicly funded schools (no tuition, religious affiliation or selective student admissions), but are separated from the rules of the Ministry as long as they abide by agreed upon performance standards. A charter school is authorized…
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