Nick Ames


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Top 10 most influential global architects in the Middle East

Here you can view Middle East Architect magazine’s list of top 10 international architects who have made their mark on the region over the last 12 months. You can also view the magazine’s top 40 most influential architects in the region. 

Top 40 most powerful architects in the Middle East 2017

From starchitect to local potential – celebrating urbanists who will shape the next year. This annual list is in two parts – the top 10 international figures who also have a huge influence across the Middle East and the 40 who have a … More

Technology survey: DesignMENA unveils results for technology in the Middle East survey

A survey into the use of new technology across the design and build business has revealed that less than half of the firms who responded are using BIM – despite its adoption as mandatory for certain projects in the Middle East. In all … More

JT+Partners is using Dubai base to work on global projects

From its Dubai base JT+Partners is designing projects across the Middle East, North Africa and beyond using the city’s global location to reach developing markets. The firm is currently working on projects in 14 countries including Angola, Saudi Arabia India, Morocco, Moscow, Pakistan, … More

Middle East Architect magazine turns 10: A look back at a decade of development

Building cities and bringing on sustainability. When Middle East Architect’s first edition rolled off the presses in 2006 not one of the current top 10 tallest buildings in Dubai, Qatar or Abu Dhabi was open for business. There were two of Saudi Arabia’s … More

Interview: RSP speaks about the Middle East as an expansion base

RSP one of Asia’s largest architectural practices celebrates 60 years of continuous growth and a decade in the Middle East. The Palm Jumeirah is one of the most recognisable man-made marine landscapes in the world and home to some of the most vibrant … More

Navigate Design wins Interior Design of the Year: Bars & Clubs for Weslodge Saloon

This year’s Interior Design of the Year: Bars and Clubs winner was Navigate Design for its work on the Weslodge Saloon on the 68th floor of the JW Marriot Marquis in Dubai’s Business Bay. ‘Laid-back and cool’ is the overriding theme of the … More

Case study: Al Barari residential development in Dubai

Nick Ames visits Al Barari residential development and meets the team behind the project. Designing an interconnected community, which fuses architecture, interiors, water features and flora from around the world was the aim of the Zaal family, the driving force, behind Dubai’s Al … More

Solar panels can power hotels

As hotels look to become more sustainable the use of sunlight as an energy resource is gaining ground. Major projects across the region are taking the technology on board. The hotel sector is energy-intensive, but by sing cleaner and cheaper energy sources it … More

Urban waterfront and beach set for Dubai

The latest ambitious project to take place in Dubai in the run-up to Expo 2020 is the creation of the largest man-made lagoon in the world. Drawing on its design ability to create a waterfront leisure experience anywhere across the globe Crystal Lagoons … More

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