Influences and aspirations in the production of national projects in Lebanon and Kuwait

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dc.contributor.author Mazzetto, Silvia
dc.contributor.author El-Khoury, Roula
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-08T08:52:33Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-08T08:52:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2020 en_US
dc.date.issued 2020-12-08
dc.identifier.issn 2631-6862 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/12355
dc.description.abstract Purpose By looking at a selection of iconic modern projects designed by or commissioned to the prominent but not well-examined architect Sami Abdul Baki both in Lebanon and Kuwait during his most productive years in the 50s, this paper attempts to identify first main trends, influences and ideologies that shaped these works at the peak of modern architectural development in the region. Through these examples, the paper then aims at retracing predominant trajectories of intellectual capital exchange and transfer of knowledge between Lebanon and Kuwait. These can go far beyond their territorial boundaries, without claiming a single grand-narrative that describes the modern architectural development in any of the two countries. Design/methodology/approach The data collected from discourse analysis, interviews and biographical notes were mapped into a schematic diagram illustrating a complex network of connections and multidisciplinary involvement in projects. Findings However, the outcome did not generate a dominant theme for the projects or expertise of the architect. Originality/value It is very likely that Sami Abdul Baki's strong political dimension and quality as a mediator or facilitator in addition to his strong network of contacts played a significant role in the project commissions that he has won as an architect/engineer in Kuwait, Lebanon, Germany and other countries. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Influences and aspirations in the production of national projects in Lebanon and Kuwait en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAD en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201401210 en_US
dc.author.department Architecture And Interior Design en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Archnet-IJAR en_US
dc.journal.volume 14 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 599-614 en_US
dc.keywords Modern architecture en_US
dc.keywords Nation building en_US
dc.keywords Influences en_US
dc.keywords Aspirations en_US
dc.keywords International relations en_US
dc.keywords Local politics en_US
dc.keywords Map of knowledge en_US
dc.keywords Visual comparisons en_US
dc.keywords Micro-narratives en_US
dc.keywords Corporate architecture en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1108/ARCH-06-2019-0159 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Mazzetto, S., & El-Khoury, R. (2020). Influences and aspirations in the production of national projects in Lebanon and Kuwait. Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, 14(3), 599-614. en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/ARCH-06-2019-0159/full/html?utm_source=TrendMD&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Archnet-IJAR_TrendMD_0 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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