Architecture

Agha Khan Award 2016: King Fahad National Library

For the next two weeks, designMENA will be selecting five projects from the 19 shortlisted Agha Khan Award projects, each focusing on … More

Gallery: Our top picks from the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture shortlist

Held once every three years the Aga Khan Award for Architecture recognises buildings which have a particular relevance for Muslims. Here is a … More

Gallery: Hadid’s Issam Fares Institute project shortlisted for $1m Aga Khan Award

Shortlisted for this year’s Aga Khan Award for Architecture is the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs in Beirut, … More

SOM pioneers zero-energy school project in New York

As the design and build industry across the GCC explores ways of making schools sustainable architect firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill has … More

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

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