Aidan Imanova


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Dublin-based Grafton Architects are curators of 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Dublin-based Grafton Architects have been chosen as the 2018 curators of the Venice Architecture Biennale. The 16th Venice Architecture Biennale will open on 26 May 2018 until 25 November. The founders, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara will be the 16th curators of the … More

Pallavi Dean Interiors takes hospitality cues for new office project

Pallavi Dean Interiors has designed an office space with elements of a hospitality project. Made up on contrasting values, the design team paired “hard’ corporate values” such as professionalism, integrity, quality, excellence and efficiency with “softer, more human values” such as nourishing and … More

In pictures: A look inside Etihad Museum by Moriyana & Teshima Architects

The recently opened Etihad Museum is designed by Canadian Moriyana & Teshima Architects, and tells the story of the founding of the country. Located next to the historic Union House on the Dubai waterfront, the museum honours the 1971 signing of the document … More

Honeywell launches nature-inspired guestroom controls for hospitality projects

Honeywell has introduced its new INNCOM Elements line of guest room controls and wired devices in the Middle East, as part of its aim to deliver technology solutions to the hospitality industry in the region. The collection is inpsired by natural materials such … More

One Works wins competition to design Transportation Education Centre for Qatar Rail

Italian architecture firm One Works has won an international competition to design the Transportation Education Centre held by Qatar Rail in Doha. Qatar Rail was founded in 2011 with a mission to design, develop and maintain the entire Qatar railway network. The centre … More

Syrian artist photoshops Klimt’s The Kiss on war-ravaged Damascus building

To protest the destruction of his homeland, Syrian artist Tammam Azzam has superimposed an image of Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” on the facade of a bullet-ridden building in Damascus, Syria. The photoshopped image — which some mistook for an actual street-side mural — … More

Interview: Benjamin Hubert on designing for change

Aidan Imanova speaks to Benjamin Hubert about embracing change and designing for people’s needs. Benjamin Hubert paced the stage as he introduced four of his key projects to a room-full of UAE-based designers and architects, some of whom have been following his work … More

Italian designer to modify King Fahd Int’l Stadium

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Sports has awarded a contract to Schiattarella Associati for the modification of King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Under the terms of the deal, the Italy-headquartered architect will oversee the refurbishment of a section of the … More

Video: Dubai Harbour waterfront project

Dubai’s newest major development Dubai Harbour is spread over an area of 20 million sq.feet and will feature the region’s biggest marina. Watch video below:  

Dubai Harbour development to house the region’s biggest marina

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced the development of Dubai Harbour, a 185.8ha (20 million sqf) project in the city that is set to feature the MENA region’s largest … More

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