Aidan Imanova


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Wahat Al Karama memorial in Abu Dhabi wins American Architecture Award

The UAE’s first Memorial Park celebrating martyred soldiers and the nation’s unity is one of the winners of the 2017 American Architecture Prize. Located in Abu Dhabi, the Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity) memorial was selected for the cultural architecture category, among projects such as … More

SUPERFUTUREDESIGN’s Dubai Design Week installation supports eco-living

Dubai and Italy-based architecture firm SUPER FUTURE DESIGN* is set to unveil an installation during Dubai Design Week that focuses on principles of sustainability and materiality. The installation, designed in collaboration with tech-led lighting brand Buzzi & Buzzi and FDC Contracting, invites visitors … More

Atkins employees predict the next 50 years of the Middle East built environment

On the 50th anniversary of Atkins in the Middle East, 126 of the company’s experts in design, engineering and project management have shared their predictions of what the region will look like in the next 50 years. Predictions include old cities being replaced by … More

Masdar professor to curate 2018 UAE Pavilion for Venice Architecture Biennale

Dr. Khaled Alawadi, an Emirati scholar, architect and educator, has been appointed by the National Pavilion United Arab Emirates – la Biennale di Venezia to curate the UAE’s exhibition at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition at la Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale). Dr. … More

Photographs of Bjarke Ingels’ LEGO house in Denmark revealed by Iwan Baan

Photographer Iwan Baan has released images of Bjarke Ingels’ recently opened LEGO house in Denmark, where the plastic brick was first invented. The design feature 21 white bricks stacked on top of one another. The building includes a store, restaurants, conference facilities and … More

David Chipperfield’s restoration will see palace on Piazza San Marco open to the public after 500 years

British architect David Chipperfield is set to restore the Procuratie Vecchie on Venice’s historic Piazza San Marco, which hasn’t been open to the public since the past 500 years. The major restoration works will be completed by 2020, and will be open to … More

Adam Nathaniel Furman’s tiled gates for London Design Festival celebrates Islamic motifs

London-based designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has created an installation during London Design Festival called Gateway, showcasing the history of Turkish ceramic tiles. The designer was commissioned by Turkishceramics – an organisation that promotes the Turkish ceramic industry to the world – to represent … More

Saudi designer Ayah Al Bitar unveils new Y Collection at Saudi Design Week

Saudi designer Ayah Al Bitar has unveiled her latest collection, the Y Collection, at this year’s Saudi Design Week, inspired by the letter Y from her brand name, AYA The Art of Living, with the aim of celebrating the brand and logo. Al … More

New under-construction images unveiled of KPF-designed Abu Dhabi airport

Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF) has released photographs of the Midfield Terminal for Abu Dhabi International Airport, which is currently under construction, after releasing artistic images of the building on its Instgram page earlier this year.  The latest images show that the building is well … More

BD Barcelona teams up with four GCC-based designers for exhibition during Dubai Design Week

Design brand BD Barcelona is celebrating creativity in the Arab world through a selection of works entitled the PostCraft Collection, bringing together designers from four countries in the Gulf, including the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Each designer will be represented by … More

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