Jeddah in 1948
Jeddah in 60's
jeddah in 70's (2/3 in 1979)
compound in the site of Hilton hotel today and "cement factory of hirah" is showing in the background
this building was at the end of the city, it southeast of bicycle roundabout دوار الدراجة apparently no life was exist beyond this point except the cement factory in hirah.
few miles forward, nothing just a desert!
somewhere around Palestine road
North Cornish 1985
focus on the right side of Alsalm Palace you can see a small them park and tiny wheel is over the shore, everything has removed regarding palace's facilities!
this complex is showing in early period of jeddah, i don't have a clue why it was not inhabited for more than 10 years (see the previous picture of alhamrah beach)
iam not sure if this is the right place for that, i just wanted to share it with you
Joseph Philippe Karam (1923-1976)
The prominent Lebanese architect Joseph Philippe Karam was born in Beirut in 1923. The fourth child of a public worker and a homemaker, Karam spent his childhood and adolescence in Beirut in the 1920s and 30s. His family originated in the historic village of Beiteddine in the Chouf mountains southeast of Beirut, where Karam spent his childhood summers.
Karam’s life and career span some significant milestones in the history of modern Lebanon. He was born three years after the birth of the new nation, graduated from college at the start of its prosperous era, and died at the beginning of its civil war..........
Multi-Use Complex, Jeddah
Bogchane Building, Jeddah
.........The architect’s reputation was growing beyond Lebanon and his career reached an important milestone in Saudi Arabia when he won from Her Royal Highness Princess Effat Muhammad Al-Thinian, wife of King Faisal, a mandate to design a large-scale residential and commercial project on the prestigious King AbdulAziz Street in downtown Jeddah. The complex incorporated a slender 27-story residential tower and a lower commercial building with an elegant convex glass façade, sitting atop a 3-story shopping mall and garage. Several commissions quickly followed in Saudi Arabia for hotels, office buildings and residences, some of which were completed in the 1970s. In some of these projects, which were still firmly grounded in the modernist movement, Karam began to incorporate details with motifs and patterns that were distinctly Arab or local. This perhaps suggests a slow but growing tendency in the architect’s work away from strict modernism and towards a more vernacular or post-modern vocabulary.............etc
this building now days