Insight

Yazeed Obeid reflects on his transition from Sahel Al Hiyari’s practice in Amman to X-Architects in Dubai

Though a young architect, Yazeed Obeid has already managed to find his place in two powerful and renowned architecture firms in the … More

The Pritzker Prize ‘can do better’ at involving architects from the Middle East says Martha Thorne

During an exclusive interview with designMENA, Martha Thorne, executive president of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, said the Prtizker can do more to … More

Interview: Sumaya Dabbagh on work, identity and gender

“I was always curious about the way people reacted to spaces created by form,” said Sumaya Dabbagh, principal of the award-winning firm  … More

LOM’s director John Avery discusses the firm’s ongoing relationship with GCC banks

An award-winning British architect who studied at Cambridge University, the Oxford School of Architecture and the Architectural Association, John Avery joined LOM … More

Video: Patricia Urquiola on Cassina and embracing change in design

Spanish architect, designer, and art director of Italian brand Cassina, speaks to designMENA about the evolution of Cassina as a brand, and … More

Steelcase and OFIS shed light on the changing dynamics of workplace interiors

The world of work is changing fast to instigate a new set of trends focused on themes of creativity, conscientiousness and technology. … More

Office design: How not to choose fads over functionality

New-age workplaces are radically changing and replacing the cookie-cutter mould that had defined conventional office design so far. Businesses are increasingly realising … More

Words like technology and sustainability are being used in limited ways says Patricia Urquiola

People are limiting the value of words like “technology” and “sustainability” within the design industry, said Spanish-born architect and designer, Patricia Urquiola. In … More

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 … More

Interview: DIDI will change the way we perceive design according to Sass Brown and Hani Asfour

As the Dubai Institute of Design & Innovation (DIDI) gears up for its first intake this year, dean Sass Brown and associate … More

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