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In pictures: A look back at the 2018 designMENA Quiz

Only into its second year, the designMENA Quiz Night, organised by designMENA.com, Commercial Interior Design and Middle East Architect  is fast becoming a regular event, the local design community in Dubai looks forward to. Building on the huge success of last year’s event, and … More

Dubai Holding office by Sneha Divias and Marie Laurent blurs boundaries between work and living

The executive office of Dubai Holding designed jointly by Sneha Divias and Marie Laurent, counters creative stereotypes in this high-profile workspace. Creative collaborations are not exactly new to the design industry but, when an award-winning interior designer and a sought-after architect join forces, … More

Elizabeth Diller is the only architect to make it to Time 100 list this year

Time magazine has issued its list of the 100 most influential people in the world, which recognises exceptional personalities from the worlds of politics, medicine, business, sports and entertainment among others. While Diller is the only architect to be named on the list, … More

Technology is pushing forward human-centric lighting, experts reveal

Aesthetics aside, lighting has become an integral part of interior design. It not only encourages a dialogue among the different dimensions – light, space and time – but also takes on a multitude of roles within architectural spaces and built environments. From creating … More

Toro + Ko by Bishop Design combines industrial design and colourful graphics

Even as Dubai’s design landscape continues to evolve, food and beverage sector is perhaps the most dynamic milieu for designers and property owners alike to establish a unique brand identity for their projects. Referencing Dubai’s multi-cultural environment, the genres cover the entire interior … More

Index interior design exhibition to make its Saudi Arabia debut this year

A recent Ventures report prepared for INDEX Dubai 2018 highlights the interiors and fit-out market in the UAE as one of the Gulf’s fastest growing industries, with spend forecast to reach US$973.4mn by 2022. The same report also indicates that the interiors and … More

Polish foldable skyscraper concept for disaster zones wins the 2018 eVolo competition

This year’s winners of the eVolo competition have been announced. Polish designers Damian Granosik, Jakub Kulisa, and Piotr Pańczyk designed an origami-inspired foldable skyscraper which can be transported and deployed in disaster zones. Called the Skyshelter.zip (above), the tower attempts to address crisis … More

Sustainable felt ceiling provides modular acoustic solution for workplace interiors

According to experts at the ongoing Cityscape Abu Dhabi, interior design innovation will drive the UAE’s $820bn construction pipeline, and transform visitor and resident experiences. Buoyed by mega-projects such as Expo 2020 Dubai, and a steady stream of homes, offices, and mixed-use developments, … More

Modular skyscraper in Dubai by rgg Architects challenges dense vertical urbanism

Ankara-based practice rgg Architects has revealed plans for a tall tower called Dubai Nhabitat in the emirate.  The mixed-use skyscraper, spanning an area of 140,000m2 sited in Dubai Marina along Sheikh Zayed Road will be an aggregate of individual modules which can be … More

Comment: Lighting gets smaller, smarter and ever-more sustainable

With more funding being spent on research related to well-being, it’s hard to keep up with new findings and statistics in the field of design. However, there is one topic in particular that seems to have got everyone’s attention currently – lighting. It’s … More

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