Aidan Imanova

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AAU Anastas collaborates with Palestinian artisans for new chair collection

Palestinian architecture duo AAU Anastas, led by Elias and Yousef Anastas, have designed a chair collection that focuses on the nature of furniture production, focusing on the skill set and craft. The collection is currently up for sale until the end of February … More

New museum complex designed by SSH is inaugurated in Kuwait

A new museum complex, the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Complex (ASCC), designed by SSH, has been inaugurated in Kuwait. The building is the newest addition to what is to become a cultural district within country’s capital, Kuwait City, alongside the Sheikh Jaber … More

Architects behind Luxembourg pavilion for Expo 2020 opens Dubai office

Luxembourg-based architecture studio Metaform, who is behind the design of the Luxembourg pavilion for Expo 2020, has opened its Dubai office. Located in Downtown Dubai, the regional subsidiary will focus on the realisation of the Expo pavilion, and will handle the daily business … More

Audi Innovation Award’s theme for 2018 tasks designers to create products through ‘connectivity’

Audi Innovation Award has announced the theme for its third edition, ‘Connections’, with winners announced during the 2018 Dubai Design Week event. The theme is in line with Audi’s future vision in the development of smart cities and connectivity that “helps anticipate the … More

Talin Hazbar collects sand from archaeological sites across the UAE as an experiment on time preservation

Artist and designer Talin Hazbar has created rectangular-like columns consisting of sand collected from archaeological sites across the UAE for an exhibition hosted by Louvre Abu Dhabi. The ‘Co-Lab: Contemporary Art and Savoir-faire’ exhibition, curated by Alia Zaal Lootah, looks at the theme of ‘Time’ … More

BIA Design contrasts minimal architecture with vibrant interiors for new warehouses in Dubai’s Technopark

Ana d’Castro, founder of BIA Design, has completed the design for three adjoining warehouses in Dubai’s Technopark area, which apply the architect’s concept of ‘artchitecture’.  Scroll down to view video interview  The facade of the warehouses were designed in a way to stand … More

Pritzker-winning RCR Arcquitectes designs glass pavilion in Dubai’s financial district

2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize winners RCR Arquitectes has designed a glass pavilion in Dubai Financial District (DIFC). Reminiscent of the architects’ first project in the region, the Muraba Residences in Palm Jumeirah, the pavilion comprises of three ‘floating’ glass fins that have been … More

A public pavilion with swing-like hammocks have been proposed for Dubai

Katayoun Lazar + Pinkcloud has proposed a recreational pavilion featuring huge swing-like hammocks for the Bur Dubai district of Dubai, to encourage more public amenities for the area. Entitled Dubai Smiles, the pavilion aims to tackle the lack of social infrastructure in the … More

Swiss Bureau designs origami-inspired creative incubator in Dubai

Swiss Bureau has completed the design and build of a new creative incubator, UNBOX, located in Dubai’s Bay Square, proving work spaces for independent operators, entrepreneurs, and start-up firms. The multi-functional layout of the space aims to cater to a wide range of uses … More

Amman-based Naqsh Collective shortlisted for fifth Jameel Prize

An artwork by Jordanian design duo Naqsh Collective has been shortlisted for the fifth edition of the Jameel Prize, supported by Art Jameel.  ‘The Shawl’, designed by sisters Nisreen and Nermeen Abudail, reflects a ‘testimonial of stories’ inherited from the duo’s ancestors of … More

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