Bay Mosque Jubail, KSA The competition winning mosque located on the east coast of Saudi Arabia is designed as a testament to the modernization and free spirit of a local poet. The Masjid located close to a natural bay is inspired by its proximity the sea and it resonates [...]
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National Museum Above Station Doha, Qatar Qatar Rail (QR) is building a world class integrated transport system with metro, light rail and associated development. Capital cost is government funded but operational costs is subsidised by revenue generated from Transport Orientated Development (TOD) on QR landbanks adjacent to metro stations. [...]
Transport Orientated Development Doha, Qatar The project site is in an inner-city location which will form a key urban node in the continuing development and outward expansion of metropolitan Doha. The program identified in the highest and best use analysis provides a mix of commercial and residential accommodation adjacent to [...]
Rincón de Loix Benidorm, Spain The residential scheme is located on steeply inclined rocky topography and that is hard to access. The site does however offer tremendous views overlooking the seafront and main business district. The scheme consists of bespoke villas that are laid out to maximize land use [...]
Education City Doha, Qatar The Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies [QFIS], in Doha, undertakes pioneering work in the field of Islamic studies, the Arts, Architecture and Contemporary Islamic Society. The progressive agenda for QFIS led us to explore innovative building proposals based on historical Islamic precedents. The scheme also relates in part [...]
Transition and Permanence The vastness of the Libyan landscape is a tabula rasa for architecture. Gone are the rules which define city as boundless enterprise and instead we are inspired by nothingness. Cites and settlements are imperceptible or dormant in the wake of the mighty Libyan Sahara. Architecture in its [...]
The British Mosque & Islamic Urban Morphologies The evolution of the mosque, both a cultural artefact and as a religious space is related in part to the socio-cultural context from which it has emerged. In Britain, the mosque has evolved in distinct stages with its early development based on Orientalist visions [...]
Shopping The experience of the city is completely and irrevocably linked to the idea of shopping. The significance of shopping – for necessity, entertainment or as retail therapy animates and confounds in equal measure. We turn against consumerism but yet we all consume. What has yet to be explored though [...]
Pedagogy Our work on pedagogy started with our project to design a new University in Doha. The scheme provided an opportunity to explore new ways of teaching – informal, formal and semi-formal. The scheme explores the use of in-between space – corridors, nooks, garden spaces and courtyards. Transposed into the [...]
Faith MYAA’s project on faith was developed in collaboration with architects of the three Abrahamic faiths as part of exhibition for the Three Faiths Forum. The scheme proposed an urban ring of green contemplation space around London linking the symbolic faith centres of St Pauls Cathedral, Regents Park Mosque, and [...]