London’s Cathedral of Nature

The natural history Museum in London is one of its main Architectural landmarks, and probably the most beautiful building I have seen there during my last visit in 2019. This Romanesque structure acts as a monument for preserving London’s natural history. Exuding power and greatness that is easily seen through the layers and layers of… Continue reading London’s Cathedral of Nature

The Pearling Path Visitor’s Center

The first step along the pearling path in Muharraq, Bahrain Tucked into the deep and narrow streets of old Muharraq, the famous Pearling path visitor’s center lies, capturing the eyes of the passersby. Designed by Swiss Architect Valerio Olgiati, the center is the take-off point from which you start your journey along the pearling path.… Continue reading The Pearling Path Visitor’s Center

Whirling in Time… A meditation retreat

Whirling in Time… A meditation retreat Thesis Idea This thesis explores the notion of “Time” as the ultimate constant dimension in our lives. We live in a moment of time that has an unmeasurable depth and an infinite future. With its two definitions, time is either measured or perceived. Measured time is universal while perceived… Continue reading Whirling in Time… A meditation retreat

The Conversation Web

The Conversation Web Connecting the community! The Non-Pavilion Studio offered by Professors Gail Borden and Peter Zweig focuses on a collaborative project between The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the University of Houston's Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design. The aim of the project is to fabricate a mobile, experimental pavilion that… Continue reading The Conversation Web

Oscar De La Renta. A night of Glamour

“Elegance is a discipline of life.” — Oscar de la Renta   The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta, an exhibition held at the Museum of fine arts in Houston Last Friday, to celebrate the life and career of the renowned Fashion designer Oscar De La Renta. The Exhibit displays over 70 outfits… Continue reading Oscar De La Renta. A night of Glamour

The Dancing Ceiling

Here are some pictures I took of my design proposal for a room's ceiling last semester. The ceiling is divided into planes that curve in different depth to create a dynamic feel as if dancing.  

Welcome back Sunshine

I never thought I would say this. But, welcome back Sunshine! Today, after almost a week of sleeping to the sound of thunderstorms and waking up to excessive rain fall and flooding caused by the horrifying Hurricane Harvey, I woke up to the sight of the sun shining as if declaring a new beginning! It… Continue reading Welcome back Sunshine

Beauty Vs. Attractiveness

“Alberti implies that an army regards a monument like a man regards a woman, and not much separates Alberti’s views on the subject from those of Jean- Paul Sartre five hundred years later. In the Psychology of Imagination Sartre explains how beauty puts things out of reach, prompting feelings of ‘sad disinterest’. ‘It is in… Continue reading Beauty Vs. Attractiveness

Manhattan’s own Cherubim

One can never absorb all that the city of New York has to offer in one visit. The big apple has always been the center of attention to many architects, who find visiting this extremely busy city an eye opener. On my most recent trip to New York this March, I visited some of the… Continue reading Manhattan’s own Cherubim

On the art of collecting art..

A Journey through The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston  The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, was originally a palace of Isabella Stewart and a home for her art collections and architectural acquisitions along the years. Isabella who lived an exuberant life, admired art and architecture and started to get interested in acquiring art… Continue reading On the art of collecting art..