Archinect - News 2014-10-21T22:20:15-04:00 National Museum of Afghanistan Entry by Matteo Cainer Architects Alexander Walter 2012-10-16T13:54:00-04:00 >2012-10-21T18:06:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bustler recently published the winning projects of the National Museum of Afghanistan competition. Here is another museum entry we just received, the proposal "Timeless Cube" by Paris/London-based firm Matteo Cainer Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Post-War Ghost Towns of Foreign Aid Archinect 2012-10-08T20:20:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T19:53:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Originally a low income neighborhood of informal,&nbsp;mud brick&nbsp;housing, Sher-Pur was subject to government land grabs around 2004 and is now Kabul's wealthiest neighborhood. Built up using mashup of imported architectural designs from Dubai, the neighborhood is full of massive poppy palaces and narco palaces... as the international community pulls out ahead of the 2014 NATO withdrawal deadline, many of these elaborate mansions are sitting empty. Sher-Pur is becoming a&nbsp;ghost town&nbsp;of&nbsp;opulence.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of the National Museum of Afghanistan Competition Alexander Walter 2012-10-04T18:11:00-04:00 >2012-10-04T23:10:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the international architectural ideas competition for the new design for the National Museum of Afghanistan, the entry by Spanish team AV 62 Arquitectos was selected for the First Prize. The Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture and the US Embassy recently announced the results at an awards ceremony in Kabul.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>