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UNStudio to design stations for Qatar’s railway project

Dutch firm UNStudio has been appointed as principal architect for Qatar’s new Integrated Railway Project (QIRP), with the first phase including 35 … More

Blueprint for growth: A guide to starting your own design firm

The world of design has taken centre stage in the region with the rise of design and architecture projects as well as … More

KONE develops technology for world’s tallest building in remote Finnish forest

Technology which will allow an elevator to reach the top of Saudi Arabia’s 1km tall Kingdom Tower in a single leap is … More

Architects discuss challenges for controversial World Cup in Qatar

While a final verdict of whether Qatar should host the 2022 FIFA World Cup is still in the balance, architects have come … More

Sustainable ecosystem project proposed for Arabian desert

Barcelona-based multidisciplinary office, Forward Thinking Architecture has proposed a hydroponic facility to be located in the Arabian peninsula, aiming for locations such … More

Case study: A Tim Burton-inspired kids centre opens in Dubai

The UAE’s parents are sure to have experienced the country’s endless supply of family-oriented fun, especially with themed interiors like Caboodle, which … More

Interview: Murat Tabanlioglu says this year’s Venice Biennale managed to touch “not only architects, but everyone”

DesignMENA speaks to Murat Tabanlioglu, co-founder of Turkish architecture firm Tabanlioglu Architects and curator of Turkey’s first-ever pavilion at this year’s Venice … More

Case study: Sofitel continues expansion in Dubai

Sofitel Luxury Hotels opens Sofitel Dubai Downtown with an interior that honours the Op Art movement.  Sofitel Luxury Hotels is a multinational … More

Interview: Matteo Thun discusses “flying” villa on new luxury complex

Distinguished architects from around the globe have all had a hand in designing a new luxury residential complex on Lake Garda, Italy, … More

Debating the Mall of the World: Perkins+Will and BSBG go head to head

What do you think the project will bring to Dubai? Steve Velegrinis: As lifestyle and shopping destination it will enrich the variety … More

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