Rashid Al-Oraifi Museum
Muharraq, Bahrain
Adaptive re-use of the Oraifi family's private residence into a museum, where artwork by Rashid Al Oraifi - inspired by Dilmun culture and history - is on display. The building lies on a reinforced concrete frame that in turn rests on sea stones, traditionally used in Bahrain. Decorative gypsum designs cover the walls and window frames, and a central courtyard paved with locally made bricks and enhanced with bronze sculptures adds to the sense of openness of the overall design.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Muharraq, Bahrain
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Events
1996
Variant Names
Rashid Al-Oraifi Museum
Rashid Al Oraifi Museum
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Building Usages
museum
public/cultural
private residence
residential