A young Saudi architect has designed a building that takes the shape of the traditional Saudi men’s headdress (ghutra), local media reported today.
In an interview with Al Ekhbariya state television, the fresh graduate, Hossam Mahjoub, said that he has been dreaming of introducing changes in the Saudi architecture that reflect the kingdom’s authentic culture in buildings.
The traditional Saudi men’s red and white checkered headdress is popularly known as ghutra.
When asked about the idea of designing a Saudi ghutra-shaped building, Mahjoub said “many people, whom I met abroad, have always wondered what does the Saudi men’s headdress look like. This has prompted me to think of designing a building featuring our traditional ghutra.” Mahjoub said.