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NINO Restaurant / Jassim Alshehab Architects

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Richard Serra's East-West/West-East Rises in the Qatari Desert

A new sculpture has risen in the desert of Qatar: “East-West/West-East,” Richard Serra's second public commission by the Gulf nation. Sited in a barren landscape that was suggested by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the former Emir, the installation is comprised of four steel plates incrementally placed and standing perpendicular to the ground.

Much like Serra's first Qatari sculpture - "7" in Doha - the German rolled steel structure will oxidize, changing from gray to orange and eventually a dark amber, much like the Seagram Building in midtown, said Serra in an interview with The New Yorker. The artist hopes it will become a landmark within the country. 

A selection of images from architecture photographer Nelson Garrido, after the break. 

“East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido “East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido “East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido “East-West/West-East” / Richard Serra. Image © Nelson Garrido

Apartamento 1757 / Camarim Arquitectos

  • Architects: Camarim Arquitectos
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Project Architects: Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
  • Area: 146.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

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Ali Mohammed T. Al-Ghanim Clinic / AGi architects

  • Architects: AGi architects
  • Location: Kuwait
  • Design Team: Nasser B. Abulhasan, Joaquin Pérez-Goicoechea.
  • Architectural Design Team: Salvador Cejudo, Stefania Rendinelli, Hanan Alkouh, Gwenola Kergall, Bruno Gomes, Ana López Cerrato.
  • Client: Ministry of Health of Kuwait / Mr. Ali Mohammad Thuniyan Al-Ghanim
  • Area: 6500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

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Al Shaheed Park / Ricardo Camacho

  • Architects: Ricardo Camacho
  • Location: Shuhada Park, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

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Box House I / Massive Order

  • Architects: Massive Order
  • Location: Kuwait
  • Architect In Charge: Muhannad Albaqshi
  • Design Team: Reem Al-Jalal and Eman M Kassem
  • Area: 600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

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Street House / Massive Order

  • Architects: Massive Order
  • Location: Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Sixth Ring Road, Al-Ardiya, Kuwait
  • Principle Architect: Muhannad Albaqshi
  • Design Team: Reem Alhumaidan
  • Area: 400.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

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A029 / Camarim Arquitectos

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Casa no Príncipe Real / Camarim Arquitectos

  • Architects: Camarim Arquitectos
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Architect In Charge: Vasco Correia, Patrícia Sousa
  • Area: 41.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

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AD Round Up: Portugal's Micro-Hotels

This Financial Times article describes the Post-Recession paradigm shift occurring in Portuguese architecture -- from construction to landscape, large to small. Pritzker Prize winners Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura have been leading this "micro" trend, designing hotels with exceptional materiality and craft. We've decided to round up some of these extraordinary structures, including: Casa Na Areia and Cabanas no Rio by Aires MateusJorge Sousa Santos’ Rio do Prado, the Ecork Hotel by Jose Carlos Cruz and Villa Extramuros by Jordi Fornells. Last but not least, is ArchDaily’s building of the year for hospitality architecture -- the Tree Snake Houses from father Luís Rebelo de Andrade and son Tiago Rebelo de Andrade.

The Six / fikrr architects

  • Architects: fikrr architects
  • Location: Bnaider, Kuwait
  • Architect In Charge: Fahad AlHumaidi
  • Area: 700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

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Novaoptica Optic Store / Tsou Arquitectos

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The Fragrance Kitchen / ARCHJS

  • Architects: ARCHJS
  • Location: Al Hamra Tower & Mall, Al-Shuhada Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Architect In Charge: Jassim Al Shehab
  • Area: 60.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

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Qatar National Convention Centre / Arata Isozaki

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Kipco Tower / SSH International

  • Architects: SSH International
  • Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Developer: United Real Estate Company
  • Area: 96185.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Nelson Garrido

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