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Crystal Cathedral in Orange County by Philip Johnson and John Burgee

Guest Post by Hatem Wagih | A building in the name of God, This is how History Channel documented this Church, the  Crystal Cathedral designed by American Institute of Architects’ gold-medal winner, Philip Johnson, with his partner, John Burgee, Johnson has called the Crystal Cathedral his “capo lavoro”…the crowning achievement of his career…a dream fulfilled.

Patch Work Pieces and their Stories

A story submitted by: Reham El Sherif, Architect. Cairo, Egypt. The patch work is a widely known style used in upholstery, quilts and wall hangings. Evidence of patch work – piecing small pieces of fabric together to create a larger piece, then quilting layers of textile together – has been found throughout history. Earliest examples have been located in Egyptian tombs. This style of work is very expressive and concerns a lot of creativity to be able to put together different kinds, styles, colors, and sizes of fabrics together and connect them with some accessories to make a beautiful design that can sum… Read more »

A Trip to Kenya

This is a guest post by: Cherine Chart I consider myself lucky to have had the chance to take part in one of the most fulfilling experiences ever. I am writing this article after having spent a month in Kenya on a mission trip aiming to reach out to various social groups: street children, boarding school kids, youth, abused women, mentally & physically disabled, etc. Our work was mainly focused on two cities: Nairobi and Naivasha, and I am pleased to share with you some of my personal observations. In a social context, the thing that struck me the most… Read more »

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