Re: el-sibatt vs Mamila

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Posted by  Zeid on September 05, 2002 at 23:20:19:

In Reply to:  Re: el-sibatt posted by tjkenney on September 05, 2002 at 22:03:02:

i share your appreciation to this kind of traditional architecture in the levant,but why i tried to imply is that the safdie's Mamila project while clearly depended on the (levant/ arabian) architectural vocabulary,but his approach is a little bit mutated,those giant dark glass domes that boldly protrude from the main facade is a very weird hybrid approach to the smoothness of such architectural spirit,it kills(in my opinion)the rythmic harmony of the initial traditional arabian facades(the real architectural inspiration behind it),those ugly domes protrude like an alien, a cyberpolicemen helmets!

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