Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa House (SMBKH)

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Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa House (SMBKH) By X-Architects as Architects

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The Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa House Project (SMBKH) is a cultural restoration project to preserve and rehabilitate a major building in the context of the UAE’s recent history, as it is a tangible evidence of the ‘Transition Period’, the crucial period between the pre-oil and post-oil eras. The SMBKH is also an important landmark as it was located at the gates of Al Ain city, and it was the first visible house for people accessing Al Ain from Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, because it was built near a falaj, it represents a link between traditional pre-oil settlements (near the water sources)…


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Project details
Location Al AinAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates
Program Type Culture Centre
Year Conceptualization in the year 2015
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Architects X-Architects

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