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Qatar infrastructure spend to reach $13bn in 2017

Qatar has earmarked $13bn in investments for 2017 with industry analysts predicting the market to peak within the first half of the year, ConstructionWeekOnline reports. With the country’s construction sector expected to account for 45% of investments between 2015 and 2018, Qatar’s construction … More

Dubai is looking for take-off, landing locations for flying cars

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority and US-based Uber Technologies will start work to identify best locations for ‘VertiPorts’ – take-off and landing base – for driverless flying cars. Earlier this week, an Uber official said it has teamed up with Dubai officials to … More

In pictures: New Apple store in Dubai features kinetic ‘wings’ that responds to temperature

Foster + Partners has designed Dubai’s newest Apple Store, located in The Dubai Mall with s a 186 foot curved balcony, featuring one of the largest kinetic installations. The store is now open to the public. 37.5 foot-high panels open up to the … More

David Chipperfield exists Driade as artistic director

British architect David Chipperfield has left the role of artistic director at Italian furniture brand Driade after only two years and has been replaced by a creative committee. The architect was appointed to the position in 2014 as the relaunch of the brand … More

Foster + Partners to open new Apple store in Dubai

Foster + Partners has designed the new Apple store which will open tomorrow (Thursday) in Dubai Mall. The tech giant said in a release that the new store will be a space for community “to gather, learn and be entertained”. The shop will … More

Stone vaults by AAU Anastas to form creative centre in Palestine

Bethlehem-based architecture studio AAU Anastas has completed a prototype of a  free-standing stone vault in Jericho which will be later used for the construction of el-Atlal residency for artists and writers in the Palestinian city. The firm’s research arm Scales has completed the study … More

In pictures: Design International’s futuristic Silicon Oasis mall in Dubai

Designs have been unveiled for Dubai’s new mega mall by Design International, which will be located in Dubai’s Silicon Oasis. The design resembles five gigantic, pebble-like shapes inspired by “ancient Arabian movements across the desert”, according to a release. The mall is also … More

Design International designs Silicon Oasis Dubai mall to be built in 30 months

Lulu Group, a UAE-headquartered retailer with operations around the Middle East, recently laid the foundation for a $272m (AED1bn) mall in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), due to be completed in time for Dubai Expo 2020, according to ConstructionWeekOnline. HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al … More

Interview: Adrian Caddy, Greenspace on designing largest Toyota showroom in UAE

Aidan Imanova speaks to Adrian Caddy, founder of London-based Greenspace, who designed Toyota’s biggest and most interactive showroom in the world. Al-Futtaim Motors has opened the largest and most advanced Toyota facility in the UAE – a five-storey, 14,000m2, 3S (sales, service and … More

Fujifilm launches camera that recreates live Instagram photos

Fujifilm has launched its new Instax Square ‘SQ10’ camera inspired by Instagram’s square-shaped photographs, which can then be printed to turn a digital experience into a tangible one. The latest model in the Instax range is fully dedicated to the square format as … More

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