Aidan Imanova


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Summertown Interiors launches healthcare division in the UAE

UAE-based fit-out company has launched a dedicated healthcare division to its portfolio, with the aim of servicing the growing need for specialist fit-out contractors to support the country’s growing healthcare sector. The division is led by Summertown Interiors’ business development manager, Sarah Flowerday. … More

LXA to create two F&B concepts for Wyndham Dubai Marina

Dubai and London-based interior design consultancy LXA has been appointed to create two F&B concepts at the Wyndham Dubai Marina, a collaboration with hospitality property company, The First Group. The first concept, Smokehouse draws inspiration from the craft of the Blacksmith, featuring a palette … More

Fire tears through six buildings in UNESCO-preserved historic district in Jeddah

A fire that tore through six buildings in Jeddah’s historical centre on Tuesday has been brought under control, officials from the Jeddah Civil Defense said. The fire resulted in the collapse of three buildings and the evacuation of 60 people from the Al-Balad … More

Creative Clinic converts 7 Elephants lounge into an open retreat in Dubai’s financial district

As soon as you step off the elevator and walk into the terrace that boasts views of the Burj Khalifa and other high rises of Dubai’s skyline, you are greeted by an enormous elephant, marking the entrance to the new, oasis-like bar and … More

Take a look inside DoubleTree Hilton Business Bay designed by dwp

Design Worldwide Partnership (dwp) has completed the design for the new DoubleTree Hilton Business Bay in Dubai, inspired by the traditional string instrument, the Oud. The Oud’s warm, timber finishes and rounded forms are reinterpreted within various areas of the hotel, such as … More

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils new construction images of Beijing skyscraper

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled new black and white construction images of the “world biggest atrium” housed inside its Leeza Soho tower in Beijing. The 207-metre skyscraper is set to reach its full height next month, with the tower scheduled for completion by … More

10 contemporary structures across India that celebrate the country’s various identities

In celebration of India’s Independence Day from the British Empire on 15 August 1947, we are putting together a gallery of ten contemporary buildings that have shaped India’s architecture landscape, from every day structures to residential buildings to giant institutions and public buildings. Contemporary … More

SSH appoints new CEO

Design and architecture firm SSH has announced the appointment of a new CEO, Matt Squires, who will be taking over from 5-year CEO Bob Hope in September as part of the firm’s ongoing succession plan strategy. Hope will be stepping down from his … More

RTA has been awarded BSI certification for BIM implementation

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been awarded the British Standards Institute’s (BSI) certification for its implementation of building information modelling (BIM), Construction Week Online reported. With this development, RTA reportedly becomes the world’s first government entity to receive the BIM Kite-Mark PAS … More

Designers need to be more involved in post contract work says Paul Bishop of Bishop Design

Designers and architects discussed the rigidity of hotel star ratings and the need for more involvement during post contract stage during the designMENA Summit advisory panel. Justin Wells of Woods Bagot commented that the DTCM (Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing)’s rigid guidelines … More

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