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

Forward Thinking Architecture proposes food farms for Middle East population

Design firm Forward Thinking Architecture has put together plans for floating farms which would combat the increasing global problems of food shortages, … More

Debating urban life: P&T and GAJ go head to head

Mahmoud Shahin of P&T and Islam El Mashtooly of Godwin Austen Johnson debate the advantages and disadvantages of urban life Is city … More

Zeynep Fadilioglu ‘first female architect to design a mosque’

According to Zheena McKenzie in the new CNN series, ‘Leading Women’, Turkish architect Zeynep Fadilioglu may be the first female architect to … More

UNStudio to design stations for Qatar’s railway project

Dutch firm UNStudio has been appointed as principal architect for Qatar’s new Integrated Railway Project (QIRP), with the first phase including 35 … More

KONE develops technology for world’s tallest building in remote Finnish forest

Technology which will allow an elevator to reach the top of Saudi Arabia’s 1km tall Kingdom Tower in a single leap is … More

Architects discuss challenges for controversial World Cup in Qatar

While a final verdict of whether Qatar should host the 2022 FIFA World Cup is still in the balance, architects have come … More

Sustainable ecosystem project proposed for Arabian desert

Barcelona-based multidisciplinary office, Forward Thinking Architecture has proposed a hydroponic facility to be located in the Arabian peninsula, aiming for locations such … More

Interview: Murat Tabanlioglu says this year’s Venice Biennale managed to touch “not only architects, but everyone”

DesignMENA speaks to Murat Tabanlioglu, co-founder of Turkish architecture firm Tabanlioglu Architects and curator of Turkey’s first-ever pavilion at this year’s Venice … More

Interview: Matteo Thun discusses “flying” villa on new luxury complex

Distinguished architects from around the globe have all had a hand in designing a new luxury residential complex on Lake Garda, Italy, … More

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