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madeinjeddah|Fakhamah Series #03|Luxurious Apartments

Continuing our coverage of Fakhama (فخامة)  and Fakher (فاخر) we see the later hitting rock bottom, holding itself up with a messy combination of wire and rope, that are surprisingly color coordinated. Fakher is donning … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jeddah Architectural Guide|CP/01

The desire to take advantage of the spectacular views of Jeddah and the Red Sea led to the design of this distinctive high-rise structure for the National Commercial Bank headquarters.

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

madeinjeddah|Fakhamah Series #02|Luxurious Apartments

No doubt the only other ubiquitous word in the world of local Real Estate sales that could challenge ” فخم ” is ” فاخر “. Albeit the subtle differences between … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

madeinjeddah|The Pizza Mosque

The Pizza Mosque exemplifies Jeddah’s tolerance and casual attitude towards Religion within the context of daily life. Despite the Pizza symbolizing the encroachment of Western culture in a traditional society, in … Continue reading

January 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

madeinjeddah|Fakhamah Series #01|Deluxe Palace

Whether it is a straightforward marketing “ploy” or just plain naivety, the apparent irony in this “sophisticated” marketing signage scheme cannot be overlooked. Our favourite to date from our Fakhamah … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Visualogue | 34. Cultural Topography & History of Makkah | Dr. Mehmet Tutuncu

To continue our coverage of urbanism in the Holy Cities, and just as we started 2013 with a debate on the urban fabric of Al-Madinah, we shift our focus in … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Visualogue|33. Deconstructing Ambiguity|Bayan Naseer

Our October visualogue will introduce a young experimental researcher and conceptual designer from Makkah, Bayan Naseer who has just returned from the UK after completing her MA in interactive Media … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Visualogue|31. The Holy City Reconfigured|Atef Alshehri

For this edition of the urbanphenomena visualogue, we are starting 2013 with a very crucial and sensitive topic; the massive annihilation of the urban fabric of Al-Madinah. Apart from the … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Visualogue|22. Export Gulf – Al Manakh|Todd Reisz

Our upcoming visualogue will form part of the activities to introduce the Al Manakh publication -of which the first issue came out in 2007- to professionals in Jeddah. OMA Associate … Continue reading

May 21, 2009 · Leave a comment