installation view, ‘Hot Cities: Lessons from Arab Architecture’, © Vitra Design Museum © Rashid & Ahmed bin Shabib, photo: Bettina Matthiessen
Tuwaiq Palace Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, photo: Rashid & Ahmed Bin Shabib
a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.
to create a series of town-like spaces, sou fujimoto divides programs into parallelogram volumes topped by gable-roofs.
originally an animal laboratories center built between 1971-1981, the building is now saved from a demolition plan set in 2020.
with its rolling rooftop, the building forms a 'mountain in the sky' that seamlessly connects the city and the sea.
'this rooftop home office is a place to survey the world but withdraw from its everyday entanglements,' writes the practice.