Rima Alsammarae


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Perkins+Will’s concept design for a cultural district located along the Dubai Creek appears to peel back from the land

Perkins+Will recently revealed images of its concept design for a ‘Cultural Village’, to be located along the Dubai Creek. Although the design hasn’t been awarded yet, the project aims to develop life along the creek and create a live-work-play destination. According to Luca … More

Studio Toggle designs outdoor pavilion for Kuwait’s Human Capital Forum

Invited by Nuqat, a nonprofit organisation based in Kuwait, to create an outdoor space for its cultural forum The Human Capital 2018, Studio Toggle designed a pavilion called Luminous Drapes. Located in the outdoor plaza of the newly opened Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural … More

More Images: Associated Architects Partnership’s new minimalist homes built along Kuwait canal

Kuwaiti architecture firm Associated Architects Partnership (AAP) has designed a terrace of five minimalist houses overlooking the canal at the Khiran Resort development in southern Kuwait’s Sabah Alahmed Alsabah Maritime City. The clean-lined Areia Houses, which are differentiated by poolside terraces and swimming … More

JT+Partners’ Michelle Najm reflects on her experience in Dubai and how we can all learn from Frank Lloyd Wright

“When I was a kid, I would always draw dresses,” said Lebanese architect Michelle Najm from JT+Partners. “But then I would always find myself excited by new buildings and places, especially in Beirut, where the urban environment is very dense and you can … More

The key to successful masterplans is ample green space, says LOM’s John Avery

According to LOM Architecture and Design’s director John Avery, the key to successful masterplan projects is ample green and urban space. An award-winning architect, Avery has delivered projects across the Middle East, including countries such as the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia … More

Dubai architects are working on better connectivity between pods of development says La Casa’s Ihab Nayal

Architects across Dubai are now working on creating connectivity between the emirate’s once-isolated pods of development, said La Casa’s principal designer Ihab Nayal. “I think that there’s been a realisation that there isn’t much connectivity,” he said. “Now, developers are leaning toward more … More

‘This region needs to improve the way things are being done,’ says chair of RIBA Gulf Chapter Sumaya Dabbagh

According to Sumaya Dabbagh, chair of the RIBA Gulf Chapter, architecture isn’t just a commercially-led endeavour, and industry professionals across the region need to start meeting higher standards. “Architecture is a responsibility,” she said. “When I came here, after working in London and … More

The inherent sustainability of context-driven architecture

For some, it may feel like it’s been a long time coming – the recent, overwhelming understanding within the industry that regional vernacular architecture can provide a number of solutions to modern-day challenges. I’m not just referring to courtyards, wind tunnels and perforated … More

Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation announces the winners of its Project Design Space competition

The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) has recently announced the winning teams of its Project Design Space competition, which attracted the submissions of more than 1,200 students across 60 schools in the UAE. The competition aims to bring students together with … More

Tamayouz Award for women in architecture and construction across NENA region open for submissions

The international architecture initiative, Tamayouz Excellence Award, which serves to promote architecture for and from Iraq and the greater Middle East, has just launched its Women in Architecture and Construction Award. Part of a larger programme for 2018, the award, which was once only open for Iraqi female architects, is now open … More

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