Monthly Archives: January 2012

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We have now put some initial design concepts under the ‘concept development’ tab, please feel free to leave comments as we would welcome your feedback – good or bad. Advertisements

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SCOTLAND IN SHORT

Being Scottish makes me feel really proud. I love my Country and all the traditions that are kept from the past. When i wear my traditional dress, i especially gain a feeling of Scottish pride. I think it is within … Continue reading

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ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE – PATTERN, LIGHT AND STRUCTURE

The Middle East is considered by many to be the cradle of civilisation, from Greece and Egypt in the west, through the fertile crescent of Mesopotamia and Levant to the Indus Valley and on to China in the East. The … Continue reading

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TRADITIONAL ISLAMIC DESIGN – GARDENS AND WATER

In the hot arid climate of the Middle East, where the desert oasis and the coast are essential to life, it is not surprising that cooling water and shade are essential elements of garden design. Whilst the outside walls of … Continue reading

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Happy Burns day!!

Its the 25th of January and it’s “Rabbie” Burns day in Scotland for everyone in Qatar here is a wee scots poem from the great man himself, enjoy To A Mouse. On turning her up in her nest with the … Continue reading

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CULTURAL IDENTITY

Qatar has undergone such dramatic changes within less than the span of one lifetime, it begs the question from where do we gain our sense of cultural identity? Is it static; ‘the past and social tradition’ or dynamic; ‘a vision … Continue reading

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QATAR FOUNDATION

The Qatar Foundation was founded by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, within the year he over thrown his father in a bloodless coup to gain control over Qatar in 1995. His wife, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, … Continue reading

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