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Omar Nakkash’s new design studio strives to create concept-rich experiential spaces

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree is not just an idiom in the case of Omar Nakkash. He is the … More

Designers need to innovate rather than stick to a signature style, says Pia Sen of LW Design

Having lived in Dubai for the past 30 years, with a two-year stint in London along the way, Pia Sen, 58, is … More

Video: Ellen Søhoel and Lee Nellis talk XBD Collective’s new architecture division

“I think what we are looking for, in terms of architecture, are unique projects that are going to make a statement,” said … More

Emirati-Iranian architect Sahar Fikree discusses new initiative Six Degrees DXB

“In 2015, I realised I didn’t feel connected to my work anymore,” said Sahar Fikree, an Emirati-Iranian architect and founder and creative … More

Study finds 60 per cent of UAE workforce prefers working outside of office, driving new workspace trends

According to a new study conducted by International Workplace Group (IWG) which operates commercial workspaces such as Regus and Open Office, more … More

Roundtable: Architects from Dubai’s JT+Partners discuss the impact of technology on hotel design in the GCC

At a recent roundtable held by JT+Partners, an award-winning architecture and design practice with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Beirut, four … More

Saudi’s pavilion for Venice Biennale reflects country’s tension between tradition and liberalisation

Saudi Arabia has recently revealed its first ever pavilion for the 2018 Venice Biennale, entitled ‘Spaces in Between’, which will be organised by the … More

Venice Biennale 2018 winners revealed; Eduardo Souto de Moura, Andra Matin among those lauded

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects and the curators of 2018 Venice Biennale have announced the winners of the 16th … More

Exterior spaces in commercial establishments reinvent themselves to maximise spatial design

With an emphasis on experiential design in commercial establishments, especially in the hospitality sector, designers and business owners are maximising the spatial … More

Italian designer Paola Lenti, known for revolutionising outdoor furniture, shares its most important facets

How has outdoor furniture evolved in the past few years? When I started thinking about outdoor, in 2000, there were only products … More

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