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

The End of Iconism?

Cristiano Luchetti is Assistant Professor, College of Architecture, Art and Design, American University of Sharjah. A judge at the last two Middle … More

DesignMENA interviews Christos Passas about Hadid’s avant-garde Moscow project

Zaha Hadid has made her Russian debut with the construction of an avant-garde office complex in Moscow which will be home to … More

Emirati design and heritage exhibited at Warehouse421 opening

Anyone with even the slightest interest in arts and design flocked to Abu Dhabi last weekend to attend the opening of the … More

Residential project in Istanbul is a combination of nature and urbanism

A residential project which combines urbanism and nature is set to become a major new feature on the skyline of Istanbul. The … More

Dubai Boxpark: Shopping among the shipping containers

From food to funky art, these store interiors reflect the factory-chic design of BoxPark, the latest Dubai development to emphasise walkability. Dubai’s … More

Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill discuss Burj 2020 project and supertall towers

Providing sheer scale and spectacle, creating world firsts and the emphasising the importance of the human factor, are all vital to the … More

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