Architectural Monographs

Synergies

Sahel Al Hiyari and Partners Architects


  • Text by
  • Alvaro Siza, Rudolphe el Khoury, Mohammad Al Assad Suha Ozkan
  •  
  • Edited by
  • Oscar Riera Ojeda
  •  

Synergies

Sahel Al Hiyari and Partners Architects

Architectural Monographs

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  • Text by Alvaro Siza, Rudolphe el Khoury, Mohammad Al Assad Suha Ozkan
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda
  • specifications

  • Edition: English Language
  • Size: 8 x 11 in / 203 x 279 mm
  • Format: Landscape
  • Pages: 240
  • Binding: Hardcover / Limited edition box
  • Photographs: 291
  • Weight: 2.1 kgs
  • Rights: World Rights Available
  • Price: USD $49 / €44 / ₤31
  • ISBN: 978-988-12249-0-3
  • description

  • Sahel Al Hiyari’s work has been described as a material reflection on and of the constantly shifting landscapes of the Middle East region. His buildings seek to work with and draw inspiration from the limitations and potential of working in an area that some might consider to be at the `margins’ of global architectural production, creating exciting new contemporary modalities. Actually, Al Hiyari finds the relative cultural and geographic isolation liberating as it drives him to seek alternative solutions through which the work can address and assert its material presence. As his designs progress, he uses a process of filtration, negotiation and even appropriation to assimilate each project’s context into its internal logic. Each of the works presented in comprehensive architectural detail in this book, featuring photography, plans, models and sketches, internalize and synergize with the conditions in which they were created and can even be seen as semi-autonomous works of art that ebb and flow between resistance and adaptability to their surroundings.
  • Contributors Biographies

  • Sahel Al-Hiyari is a Jordanian architect and painter. He was trained in architecture and fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, and received a master’s degree in urban design from Harvard University; he later undertook doctoral studies in architecture at the University of Venice. He is the principal in the architectural firm Sahel Al-Hiyari and Partners; previously, he undertook design work with Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) in Cairo, and Machado Silvetti Associates in Boston. During 2003, Mr. Al-Hiyari was the first architect honoured by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, and thereafter worked closely with the architect Alvaro Siza in Portugal. Mr. Al-Hiyari’s paintings have been exhibited in Jordan, Lebanon and Italy.

    Alvaro Siza (born 1933) is considered Portugal’s greatest living architect and possibly the best the country has ever produced. His works are internationally renowned for their coherence, clarity, and what Siza calls simplism – a quality that recognizes the complexity and contradictions of a project without trying to impose artificial control over them. Siza was born in the town of Matosinhos, near Oporto, Portugal, in 1933. He studied architecture at the Escola de Belas Artes in Oporto from 1949 to 1955, and his first design was built in 1954. From 1955 to 1958, he worked with architect Fernando Tavora. Through the 1950s, Siza developed several projects in Matosinhos, including private houses, a Parochial Center, a Tourist Office, and a low-cost housing project as well as the acclaimed Boa Nova restaurant (1958-63; renovated 1992) and a public swimming pool in Leca da Palmeira (1958-65). These early projects indicated Siza’s characteristic ability to integrate his designs with the distinct qualities of their environments.

    Rodolphe el-Khoury is Canada Research Chair in Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Toronto and a partner in the design firm Khoury Levit Fong. He is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books in architectural history and theory and a regular contributor to professional and academic journals. His books include, Monolithic Architecture, Architecture: in Fashion, Shaping the City; Studies in History, Theory and Urban Design, and See Through Ledoux, Architecture, Theatre, and the Pursuit of Transparency. He has received several awards and international distinctions for his design work at Office dA, ReK Productions and currently at KLF. el-Khoury is particularly interested in architectural applications for advanced information technology aimed at enhanced responsiveness and sustainability in the built environment.

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Sahel Al Hiyari’s work has been described as a material reflection on and of the constantly shifting landscapes of the Middle East region. His buildings seek to work with and draw inspiration from the limitations and potential of working in an area that some might consider to be at the `margins’ of global architectural production, creating exciting new contemporary modalities. Actually, Al Hiyari finds the relative cultural and geographic isolation liberating as it drives him to seek alternative solutions through which the work can address and assert its material presence. As his designs progress, he uses a process of filtration, negotiation and even appropriation to assimilate each project’s context into its internal logic. Each of the works presented in comprehensive architectural detail in this book, featuring photography, plans, models and sketches, internalize and synergize with the conditions in which they were created and can even be seen as semi-autonomous works of art that ebb and flow between resistance and adaptability to their surroundings.

  • Text by Alvaro Siza, Rudolphe el Khoury, Mohammad Al Assad Suha Ozkan
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda

Contributors Biographies

Sahel Al-Hiyari is a Jordanian architect and painter. He was trained in architecture and fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, and received a master’s degree in urban design from Harvard University; he later undertook doctoral studies in architecture at the University of Venice. He is the principal in the architectural firm Sahel Al-Hiyari and Partners; previously, he undertook design work with Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) in Cairo, and Machado Silvetti Associates in Boston. During 2003, Mr. Al-Hiyari was the first architect honoured by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, and thereafter worked closely with the architect Alvaro Siza in Portugal. Mr. Al-Hiyari’s paintings have been exhibited in Jordan, Lebanon and Italy.

Alvaro Siza (born 1933) is considered Portugal’s greatest living architect and possibly the best the country has ever produced. His works are internationally renowned for their coherence, clarity, and what Siza calls simplism – a quality that recognizes the complexity and contradictions of a project without trying to impose artificial control over them. Siza was born in the town of Matosinhos, near Oporto, Portugal, in 1933. He studied architecture at the Escola de Belas Artes in Oporto from 1949 to 1955, and his first design was built in 1954. From 1955 to 1958, he worked with architect Fernando Tavora. Through the 1950s, Siza developed several projects in Matosinhos, including private houses, a Parochial Center, a Tourist Office, and a low-cost housing project as well as the acclaimed Boa Nova restaurant (1958-63; renovated 1992) and a public swimming pool in Leca da Palmeira (1958-65). These early projects indicated Siza’s characteristic ability to integrate his designs with the distinct qualities of their environments.

Rodolphe el-Khoury is Canada Research Chair in Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Toronto and a partner in the design firm Khoury Levit Fong. He is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books in architectural history and theory and a regular contributor to professional and academic journals. His books include, Monolithic Architecture, Architecture: in Fashion, Shaping the City; Studies in History, Theory and Urban Design, and See Through Ledoux, Architecture, Theatre, and the Pursuit of Transparency. He has received several awards and international distinctions for his design work at Office dA, ReK Productions and currently at KLF. el-Khoury is particularly interested in architectural applications for advanced information technology aimed at enhanced responsiveness and sustainability in the built environment.

  • Edition:English Language
  • Size:8 x 11 in / 203 x 279 mm
  • Format:Landscape
  • Pages:240
  • Binding:Hardcover / Limited edition box
  • Photographs:291
  • Weight:2.1 kgs
  • Rights:World Rights Available
  • Price:USD $49 / €44 / ₤31
  • ISBN:978-988-12249-0-3