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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

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|29. An Alternate Present|Reda Sejini

Back on the road again, the visualogue travels this month to Dhahran to deliver the 4th installment in a series of lectures on architecture in Japan at KFUPM’s College of … Continue reading

March 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Visualogue|27. Large Scale Consumption|Pablo Soto

Before the “back to school” frenzy kicks in, we thought it would be a good chance to discuss another form of architectural frenzy in the September edition of the visualogue. … Continue reading

September 28, 2010 · 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