“The smart city is not so smart,” says Reinier de Graaf

Sustainability has become an ultimate goal for architecture, a quest to creating the perfectly ‘green’, eco-friendly, recycled, reclaimed and upcycled community that … More

Horizontal and vertical homes stand side-by-side on The Palm

Low-level contrast with high-rise in the forms of the Horizontal Home and the Vertical Home – which are the names of two … More

Interior Design Power List 2014

This month, we’re bringing our readers a much debated hot-list of the 50 most influential and creative individuals from the Middle East … More

Why do today’s architects build digital cities?

When I was a grad student in architecture school in the 80s, one of our professors was on a mission. Every semester … More

Middle East designers respond to Gehry attack

Architect Frank Gehry had a few harsh words for a reporter who recently asked how he responds to critics who say he … More

Case study: Perkins + Will designs new Dubai office for BP

One of the world’s leading gas and oil companies BP has operations in nearly 80 countries, with its own office in Dubai … More

Top 5 social media tips for architects

With over 71 million social media users in the Middle East, social networks have become marketing channels that regional firms can’t afford … More

Steve Leung’s restaurant in Dubai evokes traditional Chinese architecture and design

Designed by Hong Kong-based architect and design firm Steve Leung Designers, Yuan is the first fine dining Chinese restaurant at Atlantis The … More

How far ahead is BIM technology in regional interior design?

BIM is possibly the most popular acronym of this year’s design and build industry. The buzzword, however, can be detected more frequently … More

Rotating rooms for Tehran residence responds to climate change in the city

The demands of Tehran’s hot summers and cold winters are catered for in a private residence which uses techniques developed for the … More

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