Architecture

HOK’s ADNOC headquarters in Abu Dhabi emphasises function over form

Parallelogram shaped structure on Abu Dhabi Corniche by HOK is designed to respond to the path of the sun for passive cooling. … More

Video provides further details of proposed Dubai-bound space tower

Clouds Architecture Office has revealed further details of its “space-scraper”– a giant building suspended from an asteroid which could be built over … More

Allies and Morrison-designed Madinat Al Irfan city in Oman wins international architecture award

The Madinat Al Irfan development project in Oman has won the Big Urban Major Projects Award at the 16th MIPIM Architectural Review … More

Interview: Kaveh Dabiri speaks to designMENA about creating OMA’s Concrete building in Dubai

OMA has inaugurated its first project in the UAE after having been present in the country for 14 years. Concrete is a … More

Site visit: Engineers Aurecon create Dubai Motiongate theme park

Engineering consultant Aurecon was given the brief to create the rides and attractions which now bring a slice of Hollywood to the … More

Serie Architects to design Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai’s Culture Village

UK-based firm Serie Architects have designed a new arts centre for Dubai, an initiative by non-profit arts, education and heritage organisation, Art … More

AGi Architects designs family house with three connecting gardens for extreme weather conditions

Kuwait and Spain-based AGi Architects has created a single-family house in Kuwait City featuring three interconnected gardens with a focus on the … More

How will flying drone taxis impact Dubai’s design and architecture?

Muhammad Obaid, founder of Dubai-based architecture and engineering consultancy EMKAAN reveals how driverless cars would reshape mega-cities in the future. Obaid explains that … More

Video: How will Dubai’s rotating skyscraper work?

The following video outlines the theory behind Dynamic Tower, a rotating skyscraper that Dynamic Architecture has proposed for Dubai. The structure would … More

Three new high rises by Parlax to form major part of Beirut Digital District

Located along the bullet-scarred Green Line in Beirut, new high-rise designs by Lebanese studio Paralax point the way to a future for … More

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