Business of design

Sink or swim: Why is the Gulf so fascinated with underwater projects?

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever,” the famous French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau once … More

Greening the desert: How the UAE aims to change its carbon footprint

Relentless construction, a booming aviation sector and near-permanent air conditioning: Dubai is not an obvious contender for the title of one of … More

d3 promotes Arab design scene at strategic platforms around the world

As part of Dubai Design District’s ongoing drive to inspire and encourage collaboration with emerging design talent from the Arab region, d3 … More

What is the business model behind Jeddah’s plans for the world’s tallest tower?

Words by Shane McGinley  “The world’s cities are in the midst of a skyscraper building boom,” is the conclusion of the latest … More

Meraas in dispute with UK firm to rename Bluewaters project

The owner of the Bluewater shopping mall in Kent, UK, (pictured below) is seeking to prevent a Dubai developer from naming one … More

Top 5 social media tips for architects

With over 71 million social media users in the Middle East, social networks have become marketing channels that regional firms can’t afford … More

Middle East Revealed: “Just because we are creating contemporary design it doesn’t mean we are losing our identity” says Khalid Shafar

A contemporary exploration of Middle Eastern design was showcased at London Design Festival this year at an exhibition called ‘Middle East Revealed’ … More

Are designers being protected from piracy in the UAE?

Regulations over creative infringement in the UAE are extensive and varied, and most of the time—they mirror those same regulations in other … More

Blueprint for growth: A guide to starting your own design firm

The world of design has taken centre stage in the region with the rise of design and architecture projects as well as … More

The future of design technology at the BIM Breakfast

This year architectural and building services consultants working in Dubai have to employ BIM (Building Information Modeling) on major projects to obtain … More

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