Building 100k houses every year can create a million jobs
M Akber Sheikh is the Managing Director of Guarantee Engineers, a construction company in Pakistan operating since 1980s that has undertaken many well-known industrial, residential, and commercial development projects. The company has built cement plants, power houses, roads, bridges, high rises and housing societies. Most recently, it was a contractor for Nishat Emporium Mall in Lahore. Akber Sheikh is a … View Post
Top Architectural Masterpieces in Karachi from the British Colonial Era
It is hard to believe that Karachi was once a sleepy fishing village. Today, the mega-metropolitan city is not only the largest, most developed and most populous city of the country, it is also the major seaport and financial center of Pakistan. In 1839, the British Empire transformed the village into a bustling urban area. Under their rule, Karachi flourished rapidly and became the main economic city. Even … View Post
The Need For More Modern Mosque Architecture
Few see mosques as anything other than places of worship. But they also have an identity as architectural structures. But, as a category of architectural structure, I wager there are more mosques in Pakistan than any other type of structure. Certainly in my city, Lahore, at no time is one outside the sight or sound of these ubiquitous places of God- … View Post
Do You Need An Architect Before Building A House?
A home that nestles in a sound neighbourhood with good layout plan, beautiful interior and exterior is what we all wish to own. While the outlook of the house matters much, a comfortable home is also a functional one. For getting a decent house designed, which is both beautiful and functional, you need to hire an architect. An architect is … View Post