Insight

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

DAMAC: What are developers looking for in architects?

Architecture is a “magical mix of art, science and business” says DAMAC’s technical general manager Sherif  Seleem when asked how he defines … More

Venice Architecture Biennale 2014: In depth analysis by Michele Bambling, curator of UAE Pavilion

Rem Koolhaas, director of ‘Fundamentals,’ the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, asked the curators to examine the past … More

Hotel acoustics roundtable highlights importance of a good night’s sleep for guests

Specialists in the field of acoustics need to be involved in projects at an early stage to prevent expensive and time-consuming retrofits … More

Where does the region’s education design stand today?

Education design has evolved greatly since its early days of windowless, concrete rooms. And according to most professionals in the regional industry, … More

Middle East Revealed: “Just because we are creating contemporary design it doesn’t mean we are losing our identity” says Khalid Shafar

A contemporary exploration of Middle Eastern design was showcased at London Design Festival this year at an exhibition called ‘Middle East Revealed’ … More

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