Category Archives: global in local

Crude Ideals Mix


Crude Ideals is a music piece, mixing up Gulf Music, especially the music of Bahrain,which has the Gulf’s first “post-oil” economy, with US Pop tracks. Traditional music of middle east comes together with american charts. The office mixes explore the topics of OfficeUS through associative soundscapes. Not only do they put into question the technological and economic rationality that seems to underlie architectural exports of the U.S. They also exhibit a cultural back and forth, a complex on and off, superimpositions of different temporalities, qualities, highs, and lows that are specific to globalization. OfficeUS Mixes by Palm Jockey.    

global in local music



Fentress Architects, Arraya Tower and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Photo by Michael Kubo in #OfficeUS #Repository What projects by US firms or architects stand out to you?

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