Aidan Imanova

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Art Dubai: el Seed’s artworks to be recreated into tapestry by refugee women from Palestine

Artisan women who happen to be Palestinian refugees are recreating Tunisian ‘caligraffiti’ artist, el Seed’s selected artworks into handmade tapestries, to be launched for the first time in the 11th edition of Art Dubai. The event will take place from 15-18 March 2017. … More

Zaha Hadid Architect’ Beijing tower atrium to beat Burj Al Arab as world’s tallest

Construction for Zaha Hadid Architects’ Leeza Soho tower has reached level 20 of 46 storeys, and is expected to hold the world record for the tallest atrium, a title currently held by Burj Al Arab in Dubai. The 207m mixed-use tower is located … More

In pictures: A look inside T.Zed-Architects-designed Canvas project

T.Zed Architects has designed the nature-inspired Canvas project, developed by KOA. The project is currently taking shape, and expected to be complete by December 2017. Read more about the project here and look out for our full interview with Tarik Zaharna, who led … More

Salon Architects proposes monolithic structure for new Istanbul City Museum

Turkish from Salon Architects has been chosen to design the new Istanbul City Museum for its monolithic proposal. The project will be located in Topkapi and will let the story of the city from the perspective of its citizens and visitors. The low … More

Carlo Ratti Associati develops digitally controlled shading canopy for Dubai Museum of the Future

Dubai’s Museum of the Future has collaborated with Italian design and innovation firm Carlo Ratti Associati to develop Sun and Shade, a digitally-controlled canopy that promotes natural cooling four outdoor spaces using solar power energy. The first prototype was first unveiled during the … More

William Knight appointed head of design at Art Dubai Group

Art Dubai Group has appointed William Knight as managing director and head of design of the company. Knight will lead and develop the company’s design portfolio, currently including the region’s largest design event, Dubai Design Week, trade show Downtown Design as well as … More

Dubai-based designers and architects wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we asked Dubai-based designers and architects to send through messages of love, inspired by architecture and design. Here are some of the cards we received:   And here is one from the designMENA team:   

Herzog & de Meuron’s Beirut Terraces tower captured by Trevor Patt prior to completion

Herzog & de Meuron’s Beirut Terraces residential project is nearing completion, with images captured by photographer Trevor Patt. The project was first unveiled in 2010. It consists of residential units that vary in size as well as mutli-storey duplexes within a layered composition. … More

Bjarke Ingels featured in newly launched Netflix series about design

Netflix has launched a new design documentary series called Abstract: The Art of Design, which is now available for viewing. The documentary will feature the likes of Bjarke Ingels, Es Devlin, Ilse Crawford and others. It profiles eight designers from various fields of … More

Instagram posts show OMA’s Qatar National Library is nearing completion

Instagram users have captured images of Dutch studio OMA’s Qatar National Library in Doha, ahead of completion. as time goes by #doha #qatar #qatarnationallibrary #qnl #oma #omaarchitects #educationcitydoha #architecture #arkiminimal #minimal_lookup #lookingup_architecture #archilovers #unlimitedminimal #minimalexperience #minimalzine #vertex_gallery A photo posted by j (@johnnylurex) … More

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