Rima Alsammarae

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Hashim Sarkis talks architecture from Beirut to Boston

With dozens of projects and publications under his belt, it would seem that Lebanese architect Hashim Sarkis, founder of Hashim Sarkis Studios, would be ready to slow down – even if just by a small bit. Rather, he seems as busy as ever, … More

Fahed + Architects team up with waste management giant Bee’ah for this year’s Abwab pavilion at Dubai Design Week

This year’s ‘Abwab’ pavilion is built by the Dubai-based firm Fahed + Architects, who’ve joined forces with waste management company Bee’ah to source recycled material for the design, including bed springs and concrete. The space, which will exhibit projects by designers across the … More

‘We need to focus on food security in the UAE’ says architect Fahed Majeed

Dubai-based Indian architect Fahed Majeed said that the Middle East, and particularly the UAE, needs to focus on food security and incorporate it into architectural solutions. “In the Middle East, we have massive spaces where certain areas could be, and should be, dedicated … More

Pressure for UAE waterfront developments is now moving up the coast from Dubai, says B+H’s Phillip Jones

The future of waterfront developments in the UAE is bound to be sparked by pressure extending from Dubai, says B+H Architects’ principal and managing director Phillip Jones, who also noted that development will focus on the coast moving upward through to Umm al … More

‘We should all be proud that we’re in the most cutting-edge part of the world,’ says VE Experts’ Tobias Honey

At a roundtable discussion in Dubai held by Middle East Architect to discuss waterfront developments in the UAE, Tobias Honey, senior design manager at VE Experts, said architects should be proud to be in the “most cutting-edge part of the world”. “We should all … More

Foster + Partners reveals further design details for Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation

Situated in Dubai’s Design District, the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI), designed by international architecture firm Foster + Partners, aims to create an immersive creative setting inspired by the school’s educational programme. Announced last year as a collaboration between the Massachusetts … More

CID Awards 2017: Stickman Tribe wins award for international project of the year

Dubai-based interior design firm Stickman Tribe took home the award for the best international project of the year for its design of Hotel Jen Beijing. The second tallest tower in Beijing, which opened its doors in May, Hotel Jen Beijing was tailor designed … More

CID Awards 2017: Sneha Divias Atelier wins award for residential design

CID Awards newcomer Sneha Divias Atelier took home the award for best residential design of the year for its work on Villa Palm Jumeirah. Judges praised the project’s refined colour palette, attention to detail and the overall FF&E and material selections, which “complemented … More

CID Awards 2017: Anarchitect wins award for retail design

The award for retail design of the year went to Dubai-based architecture and design firm Anarchitect for its recent refurbishment project Rossano Ferretti Hairspa in Dubai’s Jumeirah neighbourhood. Judges described the project as “elegant, brave and above all else, different.” They also said … More

CID Awards 2017: Binchy and Binchy Architecture wins award for F&B design

Sponsored by Zip and presented by managing director Tracey Bamber, the award for the best food and beverage design went to Binchy and Binchy Architecture for its work on the Menagerie Eatery. Praised for its design integrity, the project was also acclaimed for its extensive … More

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