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About

theory/practice

 

established in jeddah in 2015, bricklab is dedicated to the examination of the design discipline as it intersects

with  the social, political, economic, and cultural networks that implicitly form our built environment. by constantly

focusing design on user/s experience, those significant intersections begin to reveal the role of design in our

broader cultural development. 

at bricklab, ‘site’, ‘object’, and ‘users’ are understood as dynamic elements that shape our physical world, we may begin

to fill the gaps between graphics, product design, interiors, and architecture and understand these different disciplines as articulations of human thoughts and desires..

 our diverse background in architecture, planning, and history/theory frames our attitude towards practice. as such, we focus on developing a particular research question with every project to allow us to make meaningful contributions for any given socio-political and economic context.

 

 

biographies

 

abdulrahman hisham gazzaz

born in jeddah, saudi arabia in 1985

completes four years of building engineering at concordia university, montreal, canada by 2006

graduates as an architect/planner from university of the west of england, bristol, uk in 2012

designer with shiu-kay kan lighting consultants, london, uk in 2012 

designer with architect mohammed harasani since 2013

design manager with architects banaja/ ghaleb since 2015

collaboration with architects threepointonefour since 2014

collaboration with architect turki hisham gazzaz since 2015

teacher in history of architecture at king abdulaziz university (kauarch), jeddah, saudi arabia 2015

invited critic for king abdulaziz university, effat college, dar al hekma in 2015

studio collaborator at king abdulaziz university (kauarch), jeddah, saudi arabia 2015/2016

shortlisted for the doha unlimited design prize (orginized the british council) 2016

established RAWtalks, 2017

exhibited at MMEAN, jeddah, saudi arabia 2016

exhibited at live demo, pharan studio,part of 2139 art week, jeddah, saudi arabia, 2017 

showcased 'cultural objects' at FLOW, beydoun centre, part of 2139 art week, jeddah, saudi arabia, 2017

participated at 'Heraf' pop-up shop, athr gallery, jeddah, 2017

chairman/speaker at Future Landscapes, riyadh,saudi arabia, 2017

solo exhibition at athr gallery, '1,101: A Social Experiment', jeddah, 2017

installation at rubat alkhunji 'indeterminate plateaus', part of jeddah art week (21'39), jeddah, 2018

curator/designer of Misk Art Institute's: Art Books Jeddah, jeddah, saudi arabia, 2018 

moderated and spoke at dar aluloum university, riyadh, 2018

solo exhibition at alserkal avenue, '1,102: A Social Experiment', dubai, uae,  2018

selected as a visual arts/architectural resident at cite des arts, paris, france, 2018

designed and developed the very first National Saudi Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, venice, italy, 2018

attended international designer's workshop at the Victoria & Albert Museum, london, uk, 2019

curated public/private as part of Jeddah Season, the inaugural summer edition of 21'39 jeddah art week for Saudi Art Counci, jeddah, 2019

spoke at world majles talks, part of expo 2020, ithraa, dammam, saudi arabia, 2019

shortlisted for the misk city master planning competition entry, riyadh, saudi arabia, 2019

spoke at somerset house as part of the london design biennial, london, uk, 2019

awarded the winning design for art jameel's hayy cinema within hayy creative hub, jeddah, saudi arabia, 2019

created the inaugural design commission for alserkal avenue 'absolem', dubai, uae, 2019

 

 

turki hisham gazzaz

born in jeddah, saudi arabia in 1988

graduates as an architect from mcgill university, montreal, canada in 2010

completes a master’s degree in history and theory of architecture in mcgill university in 2011

designer at saudi diyar consultants since 2012

collaboration with architects threepointonefour since 2014

collaboration with architect abdulrahman hisham gazzaz since 2015

studio collaborator at king abdulaziz university (kauarch), jeddah, saudi arabia 2015

invited critic for king abdulaziz university, effat college, dar al hekma in 2014/2015

designer at libeskind studio, new york, usa, 2016-17

exhibited at MMEAN, jeddah, saudi arabia, 2015 and 2016

exhibited at live demo, pharan studio,part of 2139 art week, jeddah, saudi arabia, 2017 

installation at rubat alkhunji 'indeterminate plateaus', part of jeddah art week (21'39), jeddah, saudi arabia, 2018

designed and developed the very first National Saudi Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, venice, italy, 2018

exhibited at IED, venice, italy, 2019

curated public/private as part of Jeddah Season, the inaugural summer edition of 21'39 jeddah art week for Saudi Art Counci, jeddah, 2019

spoke at world majles talks, part of expo 2020, ithraa, dammam, 2019

shortlisted for the misk city master planning competition entry, riyadh, 2019

invited as part of the Audi innovation judging panel for dubai design week, dubai, uae, 2019

awarded the winning design for art jameel's hayy cinema within hayy creative hub, jeddah, saudi arabia, 2019

created the inaugural design commission for alserkal avenue 'absolem', dubai, uae, 2019