The [faithful] slaves of the Beneficent are they who walk upon the earth modestly (Al-Furqan, 25:63)
As you must know by now, our belief in environmental sustainability at theOtherDada is inherent to our process of designing projects.
Working on projects in Saudi Arabia in particular has led us to do a lot of research on sustainability in that context, and the relationship between man and the environment as viewed through the Islamic principles. This is our way of interpreting Islamic architecture in a contemporary and sustainable way.
Here are some articles that we found interesting and that informed our process:
And if you’d like to keep up to date with newsletters on sustainability in the Middle East, we recommend the following:
” It is important to remember that the best word is not a word self-righteously preached and which is uprooted from upon the earth, having no stability, but rather an example which is lived and whose roots are firm and its branches reach up into heaven. May the message of the good word of the Holy Qur’an spread far and wide thus giving hope to not only out generation, but the generations to come, in sha Allah.”
We hope you enjoy the read!
the tOD team