Fareeha Qayoom

August 8, 2009

There’s no place like home…

Here’s a look at the joint-family lifestyle of three couples who live with their parents but have their own independent space within the family home… By Fareeha Qayoom
August 8, 2009

(Un)Real Estate

Growth in real estate costs is not an unusual phenomenon. Costs of prime commercial real estate in New York exceed US100 per sq ft and have grown exponentially since 9/11. Similarly real estate in major metropolitan areas globally has seen quantum increases since 2001. Pakistan has also has experienced some dizzying gains. However in Pakistan some sort of reckoning appears to be on the horizon as the real estate boom has hit a rock wall after a spectacular explosion! by Babur Rafiq
August 6, 2009

Is Architecture for the people?

Something’s missing. Call it the absence of community- based design. Call it architecture for people. In any understanding of context, socially conscious architecture seems to be the missing component from our new building plans By Fareeha Qayoom
July 30, 2009

Reality Check!

It’s August again. Pakistan will be celebrating its 62nd birthday this year. Looking back, I think 2009 has been the toughest year yet. No doubt, all businesses are virtually praying for this bad economic patch to be over…however, personally, I think it’s just the ‘perception’ thing...yes, our economic managers are not doing a good (management) job but that’s been true for the past 62 years so what’s changed? Our economy is always on the brink of bankruptcy when the old guard hands over the watch and is always climbing back up after the new guard is sworn in By Fareeha Qayoom