Aidan Imanova


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One week left to submit nominations for CID Awards 2017

The Commercial Interior Design Awards nomination deadline is on Wednesday, 5 July, which means you have only one week left for submissions. All entries must be submitted online through our new, simplified  nomination system, but before getting started take a look at our nominations … More

Norman Foster says Apple’s Headquarters design could have looked further into the future

Norman Foster has spent the last eight years working on his firm, Foster + Partners’ glass-covered Apple Campus 2 in California, designed in direct collaboration with the late CEO, Steve Jobs. During the Wired Business Conference, an event held by the technology magazine, … More

Bishop Design reveals versatile dining space for Zaha Hadid-designed The Opus in Dubai

Bishop Design has unveiled plans for a new dining space located in the ME Hotel, part of Zaha Hadid’s The Opus Tower in Dubai’s Business Bay, set for completion this summer. Watch designMENA’s video tour of the project here.  The design philosophy and … More

Dubai-based architects are less satisfied with work/life balance than interior designers, designMENA survey reveals

When comparing interior design and architecture industries in the region, it appears that those working in interior design are happier with their work-life balance. The results of the latest designMENA survey show that 36% of architects are satisfied with their work-life balance, far … More

Damac chosen to develop $1bn Oman waterfront project

Dubai-based Damac Properties has been chosen by the Government of Oman to develop its $1 billion Port Sultan Qaboos waterfront project through a joint venture with Omran, the government’s investment, growth and development arm. Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront is being redeveloped into an … More

Majid Al Futtaim signs franchise deal for French interiors brand

Dubai-based retail giant Majid Al Futtaim has announced that it has reinforced its move into home furniture and interior style market through its new franchise partnership with Maisons Du Monde, Arabian Business reports. The agreement started with the launch of the first Maisons … More

Personal collection of celebrity interior design Jacques Grange is up for auction by Sotheby’s

British multinational corporation Sotheby’s will offer property from the collection of French celebrity interior designer Jacques Grange, including 20th century design pieces. Other items to be auctioned features a mix of modern and contemporary art, photographs, antiques, and 19th century drawings and Symbolist … More

Sneha Divias Atelier wins International Property Award for Burj Daman project

Dubai-based Sneha Divias Atelier has received the International Property Award in for its Burj Daman apartment project in the category of ‘Best Residential Apartment Middle East’. Burj Daman is a mixed-use development located in Dubai’s DIFC neighbourhood, comprising of a 5 star hotel, … More

Zaha Hadid Architects showcases never before seen designs at London exhibition

Zaha Hadid Architects is showcasing an exhibition during the London Festival of Architecture titled ‘ZHA Unbuilt’, featuring the practice’s unrealised designs. Exhibited at the Zaha Hadid Gallery, the showcase presents never before seen renders of skyscraper projects as well as intricate models, illustrating … More

Futuristic ‘Hyperloop hotel’ concept design revealed

The US $130 million ‘Hyperloop hotel’ will let people travel between cities in luxury rooms, designed by University of Nevada architecture graduate student Brandan Siebrecht, Hotelier Middle East Online reports. Siebrecht recently won the Radical Innovation Award in a competition for imaginative hotel designs. “The innovative hotel … More

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