Design the National Assembly logo

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The Kuwait National Assembly have a logo competition taking place, if you’re interested to give it a shot head over to their website [Here]

The rules and details are in Arabic and I can’t seem to find the English version. Don’t worry though the last day to submit a logo is November 1st so you have lots of time to have someone translate it for you.

Oh and the first prize is a cool KD5,000.

Photo by Jeff van der Wees
Thanks Rayboy

Update: Mustapha translated the competition guidelines into English. You can check it out [Here]


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Event: Not Just a Pop-Up

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Visual Therapy presents their first ever art show, “Not Just a Pop-Up”, featuring original artwork and prints by Kuwaiti artist F160 and Brooklyn-based artist Zebadiah Keneally.

Local graffiti artist Monstariam will be painting a live mural during the show which will also include a graffiti shop offering a unique selection of street art supplies and merchandise. In addition, the shop will debut Visual Therapy‘s 2nd t-shirt collaboration. This time they teamed up with Iranian artist A1one, a pioneer of the street art movement in Tehran.

Date: July 16th 2013
Time: 8-11PM
Location: Dar Al-Funoon.

Please visit www.visualtherapyonline.com for more details, and follow @VisualTherapy on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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Kuwait Cultural Centre scale model

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The scale model (above) of the Kuwait Cultural Centre (rendering below) is currently being exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts for the summer. From all the projects that are currently being worked on this is the one I am most excited about. I just love the design.

Check out the scale model [Here]
Check out more info and renderings [Here] and [Here]


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Spotted in Mishref

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Photo by @ovnadal


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Burj Al Shaya

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These renderings are the final approved concept for Burj Al Shaya designed by Gensler, the same architects behind The Avenues. The building consists of two towers, the tall tower will serve as the new Alshaya headquarters while the second shorter tower will be the Four Seasons Hotel. The location of this building is next to Burj Jassim in Kuwait City and it’s expected to be completed by mid 2015. From what I understood Alshaya haven’t released the renderings to the public yet but some people have leaked them online. Those two in this post are the only ones I’ve been able to find.

[Source1] [Source2]


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Zaha Hadid wins competition for Saudi Arabian metro station

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I would love to spend a day inside Zaha Hadid’s mind. Construction will supposedly start this summer and be completed by 2017. [Link]

And Kuwait, where’s our metro at?


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Pop Up Graffiti Picnic

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My friends at Monstariam are organizing a super cool event, a “Pop Up Graffiti Picnic”. They’re going to provide you with walls to graffiti (legally) and you just need to come down with your own spray cans and food and just spend the afternoon tagging the walls while eating and socializing.

The event is on May 10th in the park outside Discovery Mall in Kuwait City. I’m going to be there for sure.


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An Art Library in Kuwait

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Art Kuwait recently posted about Boushahri’s Art Library in Salmiya. The library is filled with both Arabic and English art and design books and you don’t need to be a member to access the books. You just pass by, sign in and read whatever books you want.

The library is located in the Boushahri building on Baghdad Street in Salmiya and it’s open from 9AM to 1PM and then again from 5PM to 9PM. Their phone number is 25621215 ext 110. For more information click [Here]

Note: Art Kuwait mention that it’s the first art library in Kuwait but I believe CAP (Contemporary Art Platform) have had a similar library in their space for some time now. Photo below.


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Local Vine user featured on WSJ

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The Wall Street Journal has a feature on 9 Artsy Vines and one of the featured Vine users is locally based artist Pinot. Vine is similar to Instagram except it’s with video that’s limited to just 6 seconds. Out of all the Vine users in the world it’s pretty cool that Pinot made it to their top 9 list.

You can check out the WSJ article [Here]
You can also check out Pinot’s Vine videos [Here]

I previously wrote about Pinot a few years back when he came first place on the IKEA Hackers competition.


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Take a tour of the new General Department of Information System

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AGi architects – General Department of Information System, Kuwait from AGi architects on Vimeo.

I honestly have no idea what the General Department of Information System are in charge of but this is the design that got approved for their new offices and I think it looks really beautiful.

The project is based on three principles: representativeness, security and functionality, turning the complex with a total gross area of 135,482 sqm into a strong civil icon representing Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior Affairs.

Building design aims for the clear transmission of a conceptual duality it derives from: technology, innovation and transparency on the one hand versus strength, stability and security, which are inherent to the Ministry of Interior Affairs that will occupying the building, on the other.

This concept is driven in the building by two contrasting layers that are superimposed onto one another. From afar the building is perceived as a light volume elevated from the ground floor, becoming a landmark in the urban landscape for the citizens, while a closer approach will show the massiveness of the stone plinth, a lower part of the building that is opened to the public the main gates and lifts from ground to hold the upper levels lighter glass structures that house the offices of the various departments.

You can also check out some 3D renderings of the building on the AGi Architects website [Here]


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