Insight

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

Dubai-based Anarchitect creates industrial interiors for boutique gym in Beirut

Dubai-based architecture and design practice Anarchitect have recently completed a new boutique gym space in the heart of Beirut, Lebanon that boasts … More

Broadway Interiors takes the concept of spice markets with an Oriental twist

When Solutions Leisure wanted to launch a new Asian themed restaurant, they turned to Broadway Interiors who fused many cultures into one … More

Interior Motives redesigns Doha hotel in six weeks with greenery and monochrome palette

When Interior Motives was brought in to revamp another firm’s lacklustre design, it managed a complete turnaround in as few as six … More

Are designers being protected from piracy in the UAE?

Regulations over creative infringement in the UAE are extensive and varied, and most of the time—they mirror those same regulations in other … More

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