Insight

Studio head at Foster + Partners explains how d3’s Creative Community will bring designers together

With Phase I of Dubai Design District (d3) already fully operational with big names in regional design setting up their offices and … More

Interview: How Atkins made Dubai Opera a landmark

With Dubai Opera planned to be inaugurated later this year, DesignMENA spoke to Janus Rostock, design director at Atkins and the architect … More

Why should art and interior architecture engage in dialogue?

Written by Namratha Nanda Kumar, senior art consultant, 17A Art Consultants   Former US president Franklin D Roosevelt once said: “Art is … More

5 trends emerging across the retail and showroom scene by Carla Conte

Retail design has come a long way in the last decade and 2016 is the “it” year of speculation. It’s difficult for … More

Case study: Ibis Styles Hotel by Drawlink Group focuses on affordability

Nick Ames visits the ibis styles hotel in Dubai, one of the city’s first hospitality projects with an eye towards affordability. With … More

UAE’s ‘Transformations’ exhibition exloring the national house unveiled at 2016 Venice Biennale

Architectural diagrams, photographs, scale models and archival material tells the story of this year’s UAE Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, entitled ‘Transformations: … More

Study looks at six different building types in the GCC to compare U-value specifications

Understanding the real value of U-values Countries across the Middle East boast some of the highest CO2 emissions per capita. Out of … More

Office design trends: No place like work…

Although an open-plan remains a prevalent concept for modern workspaces worldwide, many companies are now diversifying their offices to include private areas. … More

Four decades of design – Zaha Hadid celebration held in Venice

In celebration of Zaha Hadid’s 40-year career in architecture and design, philanthropic group Fondazione Berengo will host a retrospective exhibition of her … More

Adam Tihany-designed Four Seasons in Dubai creates boutique-style sanctuary for business travelers

Quiet and luxury are words that best characterise the interior of the recently opened Four Seasons hotel, located in the heart of … More

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