Although Egypt was one of the pioneers in the crafting of handmade glass, it’s weird that this craft is declining nowadays. Only a few families are working in this craft like the family of Sheikh El Zogagein, or the leader of glass crafting, Ahmed Ali and his son. Their factory and showroom are in...Read more »
"The harmony of the world is made manifest in Form and Number, and heart and soul and all the poetry of Natural Philosophy are embodied in the concept of mathematical beauty." D'Arcy Thompson (1860-1948) Scottish biologist & mathematicianRead more »
If the glittering stars are among the most pleasant celestial bodies to look at and ponder upon in the sky, then the ships are definitely the luminary stars of the seas! If Egyptians possess the largest portion of human history, we have preceded many people being the pioneers in the craft of shipbui...Read more »
ASK Magazine has the pleasure of interviewing Arch. Ahmed Hamdi, Principal of Ahmed Hamdi Architects, an architect and designer specialized in sustainable development. Join us as he talks about his experience in architecture and sustainable design and how his ideas could add to Egypt’s urban devel...Read more »
Le Marche CoverageBy Ask Magazine's Editorial Team — December 2009 Issue
ASK had the pleasure of attending Le Marche 2009 and interview several international designers, including Christophe Pallet. Chairman of the Egyptian Furniture Export Council Ahmed Helmy and Minister of Trade Industry Rashid Ahmed Rashid were also present to give lectures.
Sophia Ahmed, a Model Box for an Egyptian World Famous Set Designer!By Seif Kamel — April 2013 Issue
A gifted designer, a talented artist, and above all a vigorous lady who doesn’t mind to endeavor, as much as needed, to make her dream come true, Sophia Ahmed, an ambitious young set designer, takes us into an inimitable voyage inside her life, career, challenges, and dreams!
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, Ayman Lotfy unveils that element inside which every individual being submerged within a shell, a bark built by a myriad of societal norms and expectations. The result is a series of photographic pieces that brings to light a hidden person trapped, frust...Read more »
The Art and Science of Arabic CalligraphyBy Nader Ramadan — September 2009 Issue
In this article, Nader interview two calligraphers: Ahmed Fares and Osman Andrew Young as a balance between traditional and modern calligraphy. In a journey through time, we go from serious to psychedelic.
Diaries of an EntrepreneurBy Nader Ramadan — April 2013 Issue
The secrets of starting and running a successful business are many but known by a privileged few. Being part of a new generation of young businessmen with innovative ideas for the nation’s business community, ASK Magazine met with Ahmed Naggar, General Manager of KIRA Home Store and Parador to reveal these secrets to the world.
Halfmoon Speaks of OfficesBy Dalia Tawfik — March 2009 Issue
Dalia interviews Ahmed Mahrous, a designer and furniture craftsman, telling about his new ideas for furniture design here in Egypt. Mahrous had previously worked in Saudi Arabia and the name "Halfmoon" comes from a place where he used to go when he was depressed.
Egypt’s government should direct its efforts should resort to diversity while issuing lands for investments, in addition it should have a clear vision to empower the real estate developers with knowledge about the available investments opportunities, Ahmed Shalaby, Tatweer Misr Managing Director ...Read more »
Cairo, Egypt – April 21, 2016 – Founders of Inertia, Ahmed El Adawy and Hussein El Refai, have been leading their way into the Architecture and Engineering field since early 2000s. Inertia is a prominent real estate company that develops unique projects in different parts of Egypt.Read more »
KIRA Floorings, owned and managed by young entrepreneur Ahmed Naggar, is working with Parador, a global leader in flooring solutions, to come up with a new formula for long lasting wooden flooring success. The company’s marketing manager Yasmin El-Baz explains the variety of different solutions th...Read more »
Architect Ahmed Osman, owner of French-Egyptian architectural firm Reny, was in for a major challenge when he designed an all-time winner in residential architecture. This residence made for an entire family to settle in right beside the luscious golf courts of New Cairo, is an astounding spectacle ...Read more »
Arch. Ahmed Osman and his team of professionally experienced architects and designers bring new hope in fundamentally changing the way business is done in Egypt, using the diverse strengths of his team finishing each and every project with prompt efficiency. With the introduction of high standard pr...Read more »
Experts and government officials revealed the effect of Egypt’s mega-projects and the country’s real estate plans for the year at CityscapeBy Press — Jan 18th, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
Khaled Abbass: Cityscape Egypt conference is considered a real estate benchmark for assessing the market... Implementing the Egyptian strategic plan requires government-private sector cooperation. Ahmed Darwish: We seek cooperating with real estate developers in order to create an integrated urban c...Read more »
ASK magazine speaks to Ahmed Abdel-Azim, one of the main directors of CareerGate, a designed-based learning center which acts a catalyst for future interior designers kick off their careers in an increasingly competitive market. Being a young designer himself and a trainer, Abdel-Azim reflects on th...Read more »
Cairo, 18th January 2016 - In order to inspire and unify people through art and creativity, 50 of the leading artists and sculptors in Egypt and the Arab world including George Bahgoury, Mostafa Al Feky, Qelay Qassem, Ibrahim Ghazala, Ahmed Nabil, Mohamed Khodeir, Hisham Abdullah and Magdy Othman ce...Read more »
Enso: The Circle of InfinityBy Nader Ramadan — January 2010 Issue
Architect Yousef Waly and Interior designer Reham El Helaly were just passing by on Zamalek's ritzy 26th of July Street when Behler's Mansion caught their eyes. It was classy structure typical of any classical European structure you would see in most North American and European cities such as Berlin and New York City. Deciding the amount of attention that this area gets looked promising, the couple & their business partners Architect Ahmed Maged Hosny & Mrs. Rowaida Morad decided to buy an apartment on the fourth floor of the historical building to open their new design firm, Enso -"Signatures for living".