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Location: Qatar

The Museum of Islamic Art exterior landscape
Photo courtesy the Museum of Islamic Art
March 30, 2009 /

The Museum of Islamic Art
I.M. Pei Architect
Doha, Qatar

The Museum of Islamic Art is located on the south side of Doha's Corniche on a man-made island sixty meters from the shore. A new C-shaped peninsula provides protection from the Arabian Gulf on the north and from unsightly industrial buildings on the east.

National Museum of Qatar exterior waterfront
Photo © Atelier Jean Nouvel
March 29, 2010 /

National Museum of Qatar
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Doha Corniche, Qatar

The National Museum of Qatar, like a desert rose, appears to grow out of the ground and be one with it.

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