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 ARCHITECTURE - MUSEUMS IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT - CITIES - BUILDING - ENGINEERING - ENVIRONMENT

PRESENTATIONS 

Qatar Urbanism: Nostalgia for the past as embodied in the vernacular architecture of Al Zubarah historic site and the neo-vernacular architecture of the Museum of Islamic Art
Mohammedmoin Sadeq

Key Words: nostalgia, building design, Arab identity

Presentation as part of session five: Urban planning and museums, 18 March. Cambridge in Qatar: Perspectives on Middle East Studies conference, Qatar University, 17-18 March 2014
Abstract available HERE
The Museum of Islamic Art: Form, Perception and Environment
M Salim Ferwati

Key Words: museum symbolism, local identity, neo-vernacular architecture

Sixth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, Session 5: Museums Constructing Culture and Heritage, 24 April.  Copenhagen, Denmark, 22-24 April 2013
Abstract available HERE

Urban Development in Doha: The Museum of Islamic Art and the Msheireb Development Scheme
Andreas Jozwiak

Key Words: Qatar, "Bilbao effect'

Gulf Studies Symposium - Gulf Cities: Space, Society, Culture, session4: Culture - cultural strategies of urban development, 24 March. Kuwait City, 22-24 March 2013
The World of Work: Gulflabor / Who Builds the Middle East?
Walid Raad, Haig Aivazian, Kadambari Baxi, Mariam Ghani & Naeem Mohaiemen

Key Words: Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, construction workers rights, architects

Panel presentation and discussion session 5th Annual Global South Asia Conference: The Globalization of South Asia: controversy, critique and activism, session 2A. New York University, 16 February 2013
Adorning the Corniche: Doha's twenty-first century landscape of power
Simon J Webster

Key Words: Museum of Islamic Art, landscape identity

Paper presented at 7th World Archeological Congress, session 2.2E Issues of heritage practices in the Gulf: Part 2, 15 January 2013. Dead Sea, Jordan, 13-18 January 2013
Abstract available HERE
Extreme Building Envelope Design in Saudi Arabia
Marc Rogers, Heidi Blau & Louis Becker

Key Words: Science Museum, Museum of the Built Environment, environment, architecture

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo (US Green Building Council), session G06, Building Performance stream, 15 November 2012. San Francisco, California, 14-16 November 2012 
Saadiyat Cultural District Talking Art Series: Architecture Visionaries
Norman Foster (Zayed National Museum, Abu Dhabi), Frank Gehry (Guggenheim Abu Dhabi) & Jean Nouvel (Louvre Abu Dhabi & National Museum of Qatar), moderated by Saeed Al Hajeri

Key Words: museum architecture, Saadiyat Island

Panel discussion, part of the talks and panels series, Abu Dhabi Art. UAE, 7 November 2012
Video of panel available HERE
Museums in Arabia and the Myth of Cultural Enlightenment
Yasser Elsheshtawy

Key Words: urban planning, architecture

'The Myth of Tradition', the Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, session A3: Myths, Monuments and Museums session. Portland, Oregon, USA, 4-7 October 2012

Doha, Qatar as a Model for the Creative City: a tale of two museums
Ali Alraouf

Key Words: Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar National Museum, building

Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum, poster presentation, session AHP13. Qatar National Convention Center, 20-22 November 2011
Abstract available HERE
Guggenheim workers' controversy in Abu Dhabi
Al Jazeera English

Key Words: GulfLabor, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel, April 2011, 2 minutes
Available to watch HERE
Video: Frank Gehry on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum  
The National

Key Words: museum overview, layout, interview

The National: sound and vision, November 2010, 4 minutes
Available to watch HERE
Blueprints for the Mideast: Two Cities, Four Architects 
Multiple contributors, The New York Times 

Key Words: video, interviews, architects, UAE, Qatar

5-part interactive, The New York Times Arts & Design section, November 2010
Available HERE

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PUBLICATIONS

Conservation of historical buildings: The Omani–French Museum as a case study
Soheir M. Hegazy

Key Words: Muscat, museum development, layout

HBRC Journal, vol. 11, issue 2, August 2015, p.264–274
Available HERE
Evaluation of indoor air quality in a museum (Bait Al Zubair) and residential homes
Sabah Ahmed Abdul-Wahab, Nahed Salem & Sappurd Ali

Key Words: Oman, air quality guidelines, exhibition environments

Indoor and Built Environment, vol. 24, no. 2, April 2015, p.244-255
Museum Development in the Gulf: Narrative and Architecture
Sarina Wakefield

Key Words: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, identity making

Architectural Design, special issue: UAE and The Gulf- Architecture and Urbanism Now, vol. 85, issue 1, January-February 2015, p.20-27
Available via HERE
Dubai's Museum Types: A Structural Analytic
John Biln & Mohamed El-Amrousi

Key Words: types of museums, mall exhibitions, architecture

Museum Worlds: Advances in Research, vol. 2, no. 1, 2014, p.99-112
Available via HERE
Dubai’s Heritage House Museums: A Semiosis of Melancholy
John Biln & Mohamed El-Amrousi

Key Words: small museums, urban fabric, local culture

Traditional Dwellings & Settlements Review (TDSR), vol. 25, number 2, spring 2014, p.23-38
Available HERE 
Museums in the Gulf States - external image or internal identity?
Leone Lorrimer

Key Words: Qatar, UAE, architects, purpose

TAASA Review (The Asian Arts Society of Australia), vol. 22, no. 3, September 2013, p.10-12
Available HERE
The Museum of Islamic Art: Form, Perception, and Environment
M. Salim Ferwati

Key Words: Qatar, design elements, environment

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, vol. 6, issue 1, 2013, p.55-71
Available via HERE
Scaffolding, Constructivism, and the Anti-icon: Mathaf - Arab Museum of Modern Art
Michelle Dezember

Key Words: Qatar, education, building conversion

2A Architecture & Art, Featured Edition: Qatar Architecture Old and New, issue 23-24, spring-summer 2013, p.32-34
Available HERE  
Humanity and Abu Dhabi's museums
Anna Somers Cocks

Key Words: museum building, Saadiyat Island, worker rights timeline

The Art Newspaper, Museums section, no. 243, February 2013, p.26  
The Island of Happiness Revisited: a progress report on institutional commitments to address abuses of migrant workers on Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island
Human Rights Watch

Key Words: Guggenheim, Louvre

Human Rights Watch, March 2012, 94 pages
باللغة العربية
Available in English 
Cultural projects: an enthusiastic embrace
Mohammad al-Asad

Key Words: Saadiyat Island, Museum of Islamic Art, museum building

In: 
Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in the Middle East, by Mohammad al-Asad, University Press of Florida, 2012, p.68-98
NEW    A Question of Context: the museum and the environment - Paris and Abu Dhabi
Caroline Lippescu

Key Words: UAE museum development, Louvre, Sasadiyat Island

MA in Contemporary Art thesis, Sotheby's Institute of Art-New York, 2011 
Sharjah's Islamic Urban Identity and the Living City
Mohamed El-Amrousi & John Biln

Key Words: city, Museum of Islamic Civilization, social space, urbanism

Journal of Islamic Architecture, vol. 1, no. 4, December 2011, p.190-198
Available HERE
Indigenous buildings' use as museums: evaluation of day-lit spaces with the Dreesheh double panel window
Khaled A Al-Sallal & Maitha M Bin Dalmouk

Key Words: UAE, museum lighting, scientific study

Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 1, issue 2, July 2011, p.116-124
Abstract and images available HERE 
From a poetic vision towards a programmed reality: construction of a 6 meter large Light-Test Model of Jean Nouvel's Louvre Abu Dhabi
1:One/Computational Geometry & Georg Ackermann GmbH

Key Words: architecture, construction, building materials

desMena: design magazine for Middle East and North Africa, February 2011
Available HERE
The Role of Museum's Architecture in Islamic Community: Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
Ali Alraouf

Key Words: architecture and identity, community

Journal of Islamic Architecture, vol. 1, no. 2, December 2010, p.60-69
Abstract available HERE 
Museums' Architecture and Urbanism as an Educational Tool - the case of Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), Doha, Qatar
Ali Alraouf

Key Words: community, knowledge-based urban development

Qatar University Educational Reform Journal, issue 13, fall 2010
باللغة العربية
(p.16-31) HERE
In English (p.17-28) HERE
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha by I M Pei
Ruder Finn/I M Pei Architect/Museum of Islamic Art

Key Words: data, plans, images

desMena: design magazine for Middle East and North Africa, July 2010
Available HERE
The Museum of Islamic Art application for The Aga Khan Award for Architecture  - Architects Record
I M Pei

Key Words: data, images, architecture, design

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture architects record (document B), 2010, 91 pages
Available to download from HERE
The National Museum of Qatar by Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Ruder Finn/Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Key Words: concept design, data

desMena: design magazine for Middle East and North Africa, May 2010
Available HERE
Architecture & design video (2010) by QMA HERE
Museum of Islamic Art in Doha: an icon in Qatar's knowledge-based urban development
Ali Alraouf 

Key Words: architecture, identity, education, exhibition

2A Art & Architecture, special edition
Museums in the Middle East, issue 13, winter/spring 2010, p.120-127
Available HERE
Qal'at Al Bahrain Site Museum: Architect's Record and Presentation Panels, for Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Claus Wohlert

Key Words: archeological site museum, floor plans, images

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture architects record (including document B), 2010, 25 pages
Available to download from HERE 
The National Museum, Saudi Arabia by Moriyama & Teshima
Moriyama & Teshima

Key Words: models, floor plans, schedules

desMena: design magazine for Middle East and North Africa, November 2009
Available HERE
Museum of Middle East Modern Art, Dubai, by UNStudio
UNStudio/desMena

Key Words: unrealized project, data, architecture, floor plans

desMena: design magazine for Middle East and North Africa, September 2009 
Available HERE
Architecture
Philip Jodidio

Key Words: architecture background, concept, internal spaces

In: Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, by Philip Jodidio. Prestel, 2009, p.18-85 
Appendix: Floor Plans, p.226-227
Museum of Contemporary Art Bahrain by Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects

Key Words: data, floor plans, unrealized museum

desMena: design magazine for Middle East and North Africa, July 2009
Available HERE
Science Museum - an edutainment centre at Sana' in Yemen
Mansoor A Khan

Key Words: architecture, education, local architecture

Thesis for B.Arch, Thiagarajar College of Engineering (Anna University), Madurai, India. 2007
National Museum of Textile Costume, Doha, Qatar 
Kathryn Findlay

Key Words: museum concept architecture

Architectural Design, special issue: Architextiles, vol. 76, no. 6, November-December 2006, p.21
Available via Issuu HERE
National Science Museum Yemen
VVKH Architecten

Key Words: location, data, architecture, materials

Museum architecture brochure, October 2006, 50 pages
Available for download (partly bilingual) from HERE
Daylighting systems for the Kuwait National Museum
Byoungsoo Ahn

Key Words: protection of collections, use of windows

Thesis for Master of Science in Architecture, Texas A&M University, May 2005, 95 pages
Available HERE        
King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre application for The Aga Khan Award for Architecture  - Architects Record
Ali Shuaibi

Key Words: museum, images, graphic panels

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture architects record (document B), 2004, 12 pages
Available to download from HERE
Restoration of Amiriya Madrasa, Rada, Yemen, application for The Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Selma al-Radi et al.

Key Words:  data, building conversion, restoration, museum, images

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture complete application records (including technical report, architects record, images, panels), 2004, 90 pages
Available to download from HERE
Lighting a Museum
Liliana O Beltran

Key Words: Kuwait National Museum, data, use of daylight in galleries

Presentation published in the proceedings of the ISES (International Solar Energy Society) 2003 Solar World Congress. Götenborg, Sweden, 14-19 June 2003. 5 pages
Available to download from HERE
Saudi Science Museum in Riyadh: architecture as device
Tammy Gaber

Key Words:  architectural process, location
Medina Magazine, Issue 20: Architecture, Interiors & Fine Arts, October-November 2001, p.54-59
Bilingual (English then Arabic) available for download from HERE

The National Museum of Bahrain
Abdelbaki Mohamed Ibrahim, editor

Key Words: architecture, layout, site

Alam al-Bina magazine, produced by Center for Planning and Architectural Studies, Cairo, vol. 214, 1999, p.10-12
Available for download from HERE
International Competition for the Museum of Islamic Arts Doha, Qatar
n.a.

Key Words: international architecture competition

Medina Magazine, Issue 2: Architecture, Interiors and Fine Arts, April-June 1998, p.104-111
English extended abstract with Arabic article available for download HERE

Qatar Museum Competition
Abdelbaki Mohamed Ibrahim, editor

Key Words: museum competition, layout, aerial view

Alam al-Bina magazine, produced by Center for Planning and Architectural Studies, Cairo, vol. 200, 1998, p.15-17
Available for download in Arabic from HERE
Bahrain National Museum
Abdelbaki Mohamed Ibrahim, editor

Key Words: museum location, design

Alam al-Bina magazine, produced by Center for Planning and Architectural Studies, Cairo, vol. 198, 1998, p.33-35
باللغة العربية / Available for download in Arabic HERE
The Kuwait Islamic Museum: analysis of the appropriateness and design potential of the site and its buildings
Alex Castro

Key Words: architecture, restoration, building conservation

UNDP mission report, 1996, 36 pages
The National Museum of Bahrain: technical review summary
Gunawan Tjahjono

Key Words: design, construction, technical 

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture independent technical review summary report for short-listed projects, May 1995, 9 pages
Available for download from HERE
The National Museum of Bahrain application for The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 
Knud Holscher et al.

Key Words: award application, budgets, timelines

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture application form, form dated 1991, 6 pages
Available for download from HERE
Accompanying illustrations for application (4 pages) available for download from HERE
Accompanying images for application (5 pages) available for download from HERE
The National Museum of Bahrain
Knud Holscher

Key Words: architecture, layout, design

MIMAR 35: Architecture in Development, vol. 35, June 1990, p.24-29
Available for download from HERE 
National Museum
Renata Holod & Darl Rastorfer, editors

Key Words: Qatar, adaptive re-use, new buildings

In: Architecture and Community: building in the Islamic world today, Renata Holod & Darl Rastorfer, editors. Aperture, 1983, p.163-171
Available for download from HERE
The National Museum of Kuwait
Michel Ecochard

Key Words: overview, layout

In: Places of Public Gathering in Islam (proceedings of seminar five in the series Architectural Transformations in the Islamic World, Amman, Jordan, 4-7 May 1980), Linda Safran, editor. Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1980, p.100-101
Available to download from HERE
National Museum, Doha, Qatar, application for The Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Michael Rice & Company et al.

Key Words: data, design, architecture, construction, technical, images 

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture complete application records (including technical report, architects record, images, panels), 1980, 73 pages
Available to download from HERE
Programme, selection of site and first sketch for a museum: Bahrain
Michel Ecochard

Key Words: illustrations, buildings

UNESCO mission report, June 1972, 26 pages

Plans for a national museum in Kuwait
Michel Ecochard

Key Words: design, layout, floor plans

Museum (UNESCO journal), Museum Architecture: Projects and Recent Achievements edition, vol. 17, no. 3, 1964, English: p.146-149, French: p.149-151
Available HERE