Posted by: Barrak Al-Babtain | January 30, 2010

Site Update

I’ve been meaning to change the site for a while now and I finally got around to doing that. The improvements are mostly cosmetic, a new header and color scheme. It looks a lot more optimistic now, and that’s a feeling that we hope reflects what we write about.

re:kuwait is now 9 months old. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the positive response and we’re thankful for all the views, but we don’t think that we have really achieved what we set out to accomplish yet. Our goal is to communicate with non-architects about urban design and architecture, and how a good built environment can affect peoples lives for the better. There are a lot of venues to discuss these ideas, but they’re mostly happening in echo chambers amongst architects and peers, and the message isn’t expanding to the general public.

We created this website to talk about architectural ideas and issues in a way that appeals to everyone. The hope is that it will help incite a change in mentality. I don’t know how successful we’ve been, but i’m sure we can do a lot better. Thanks for reading and please be involved as much as you can by asking questions and commenting.



  1. Keep up the interesting posts…

    Good change… I think it’s also time for your own URL. I just looked up and .net… I hope you registered them.

  2. Thanks. Hah, some guy called Abdullah registered the and .net domains a week before we started the website. So, no, we couldn’t get them in time. I don’t think it’s that big a deal, to be honest.

  3. It’s one the most innovating blogs that really offers something new and intriguing.

  4. I’ve just recently came across this blog and I am liking it so far … I really hope that u can manage to sneak an article or two into a kuwaiti newspaper … hopefully you can reach a wider public and maybe we can see some of these ideas in real life…

    I posted a comment on the prev post (pechakucha) hoping to see an article on how to renovate existing buildings … i beleive that there are many buildings in the city that are worth renovating than demolishing (not the traditional ones ,,, but more around the 70’s) … It would be nice to see ur ideas on this …


  5. first of all i love the make over! 😀

    you post interesting articles, and you ARE succesful .. keep up the great work!! 😉

  6. Keep it up!!

  7. Much better than the older layout Barrak.

  8. I preferred the old one but as long as its the same content its cool. Keep up the good posts. 🙂

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