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Unpredictable, whimsical and captivating – Bernard Khoury distorts conventional architecture with his evocative buildings. Meet the architect who’s rewriting all the rules of urban living.
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Article Image - Built for the Future
A new landmark in Riyadh gives priority to people and the environment, adding one more notch in the kingdom’s belt of self improvement
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If real estate is all about location, then surely it doesn’t get better than this. Fit for a king, No.1 Palace Street places you next to the Queen of England and gives you a view over her gardens.
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Article Image - Top Shop
Just a hundred metres from St. Mark’s Square in Venice lies a new Dolce & Gabbana boutique that epitomises a new design strategy and holds its own as a culture destination.
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Mexico’s Creato architectural firm leaves its imprint on Saudi Arabia with a sleek new home that challenges architectural norms while respecting local customs.
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The Palestinian Museum honours the country’s history and represents an optimistic investment into its future. It’s also a remarkable architectural project.
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It takes a certain optimism to build a city in the middle of a desert. In fact, Kuwait's rapid urbanisation during the late 1970s represents a landmark in Middle East architecture, as seen in the pages of Modern Architecture of Kuwait, a book by Roberto Fabbri and Ricardo Camancho.
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Article Image - This Old House
Instead of demolishing another vestige of Beirut’s now endangered architectural history for the sake of one more skyscraper, architect Annabel Karim Kassar has chosen to return splendour to a neglected 19th century Ottoman mansion.
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Article Image - Life's a Beach
Villa Kali, on Lebanon’s northern coast, is an architectural wonder floating above the Mediterranean.
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Article Image - The  Perfect  Fit
With Armani opening a hotel above its Milanese headquarters, Dolce & Gabbana, offering a restaurant alongside its menswear shop and Ralph Lauren creating an entire member’s-only palazzo club, Milan is fast becoming a brand extension heaven.
Cue, Dsquared2’s inaugural designer gym and spa.
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your picks
Khaled El Mays infuses Lebanese tradition and know-how into his contemporary furniture pieces.
Diamondogs is a Made in Lebanon label aiming to redefine luxury with uncompromising quality and the kind of exclusivity you won’t find in any mall.
Tucked inside an unlikely shell, the Mondrian Doha is a fantastical hotel that proves you should never judge a book by its cover.
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