Museum of the Built Environment / FXFOWLE Architects

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The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) is a new 55-million-square-foot mixed-use urban community in . Among its public buildings under construction is FXFOWLE Architects’ Museum of the Built Environment (MOBE), which explores the role of social, economic, and environmental issues in the development of the Kingdom of and the larger region. The museum will exhibit works related to the history of the arts and architecture on the Arabian peninsula, as well as document trends in sustainable thinking and their role in the future of the built environment. The museum puts the traditionally private culture of on display, creating a building for residents and visitors.

FXFOWLE Lounge Installation / FXFOWLE Architects

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FXFOWLE Architects shared with us their custom-design for the inaugural Project art fair. Their installation, known as the ‘FXFOWLE Lounge’, features a free-standing architectural pavilion housed within a well-appointed lounge and bar area. The pavilion – which pairs technologically-sophisticated scripting software with simple museum board – comprises 180 varying segments that, together, take the form of complex structural geometries. More images and architects’ description after the break.