Modern Architecture Kuwait: Essays, Arguments, Interviews

Modern Architecture Kuwait: Essays, Arguments, Interviews

Between 1949 and 1989, remarkable buildings of late modernity were constructed in the coastal city of Kuwait. Within these four decades, the city state on the Arabian Gulf was comprehensively restructured and practically redesigned. Following a first volume with150 carefully selected exemplary buildings, this second volume features interviews, essays and arguments, as well as transcripts of contemporary publications of these years.The texts by local and international scholars focus on questions regarding the significance and function of the buildings along with the role of individual and corporate protagonists that influenced, defined and created this highly dynamic restructuring process. Furthermore, all aspects are integrated into a wider regional and international context. The contributions are complemented by an extensive array of photographic, layout, and archive materials.

Introduction

MARISA BAPTISTA
Old Walls and New Streets: Modernity, Global Capital and Orientalism in Kuwait’s Urbanisation History

KARIM JAMAL
Transcript from Destruction of the Middle East? The Architects’ Journal, v. 164, n. 3 (December 1976): 161–162

ADEL ALBLOUSHI
To Whom Are We Giving Custody of Our Modern Architecture Heritage?

THORSTEN BOTZ-BORNSTEIN
The Pietilä Kuwait Buildings Revisited

ANTHONY BLEE, LYNDA RELPH-KNIGHT
Transcript from Sunshine and the Rule of Law: Kuwaiti Law Courts Scheme Building Design, n. 501 (June 1980): 22–25

ASSEEL AL-RAGAM
Towards a Critique of a Kuwaiti Nahdha: Al-`Imara al-Haditha and the Competing Narratives on Architecture and Urban Modernity

Interview with SABAH AL-RAYES

NAJI MOUJAES
The Boom

Interview with MAATH ALOUSI

RICARDO CAMACHO
The Making of an Arab Architect

Interview with CHARLES HADDAD

MANAR MOURSI
Sharing and Building Modernities: Egyptian Architects in Kuwait 1950s–1990s

ISMAIL RIFAAT
My Professional Experience in Kuwait 1980–1986

ŁUKASZ STANEK
Mobilities of Architecture in the Global Cold War: From Socialist Poland to Kuwait and Back

Short interviews with: STIG EGNELL, HISHAM MUNIR, ALA HASON, SAAD AL-ZUBAIDI, ABDULAZIZ SULTAN

SARA SARAGOÇA SOARES
Souq Brutal: Kuwait’s Modernity and the New Souqs

Interview with EDWARD NILSSON

MICHAEL KUBO
Speculations: U.S. Architects and Modernisation in Kuwait

Interview with SABAH ABI-HANNA

CLAUDIA CAGNESCHI & ENRICO MAMBELLI
The Role of Franco Albini in Kuwait

ROBERTO FABBRI
Prototyping Spaces for Education: Pedagogy, School Planning, Standardisation, and Prefabrication in Kuwait’s Drive to Modernity

Transcript from Kuwait National Museum Competition entry 1960 by ZDRAVKO BREGOVAC

DALAL M. ALSAYER
Utopian Dreams in the Making of Kuwait: From Sand and Mud to Grass and Concrete

Transcript from Kuwait National Museum Competition entry 1960 by AFFONSO EDUARDO REIDY

YANNIS KITANIS
The Evolutionary Identity: At the Occasion of Um Qasaba Waterfront by Doxiadis Associates

  • ISBN

    9783721209587
  • Title

    Modern Architecture Kuwait: Essays, Arguments, Interviews
  • Author

    Ricardo Camacho, Sara Saragoca, Roberto Fabbri (eds.)
  • Publisher

    Niggli
  • Publication year

    2017
  • Binding

    Softcover
  • Language

    English

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