Is the GCC over-designing its high-rise buildings?

Earlier this year, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) revealed that 106 buildings – 200m or taller – were … More

In pictures: Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour designed by Calatrava

A new icon will define Dubai’s skyline with Emaar Properties unveiling the design elements and architectural features of a magnificent tower in … More

FHSI’s Sterling Towers in Dubai optimises inter-connectivity over traditional residential design

Challenging the orthodox in residential development was the goal of a project for Dubai’s Business Bay which has been designed by boutique … More

New York firm designs cultural centre that challenges perception of Islam

New York-based architecture firm Buro Koray Duman has designed a glass-clad Islamic cultural centre in the city that aims to change fear-based … More

AGi Architects reinterprets medical buildings for Kuwaiti cardiac centre using a social infrastructure model

Kuwait and Spani-based studio AGi Architects has completed a reinterpretation of a typical medical centre in Kuwait City, with the aim to … More

Round table: How to evolve the urban environment through improvement of technology, education and innovation

Dubai has been at the forefront of the global smart city drive – a vision of using technology to integrate transport, infrastructure, … More

UPDATED: How the Burj Khalifa was built (including design, foundations, cladding and urban myths)

Vision is a word you hear a lot in the GCC. But just imagine if you will, sitting down in a meeting … More

UAE National Pavilion to highlight transformations of an Emirati National house at 2016 Venice Biennale

Transformations: The Emirati National House will be the exhibition presented by the UAE National Pavilion la Biennale di Venezia, curated by associate professor of … More

Take a look at the next generation of retirement housing

Spark unveils Homefarm – a concept for the next generation of retirement housing – at Retirement Living World China conference in Shanghai.  … More

designMENA Summit 2015: Sou Fujimoto inspires Dubai design community

Hailed by members of the audience as “the most inspirational design speech made in Dubai for 20 years” urbanist Sou Fujimoto took … More

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