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Interview: Atef Khedhir, LACASA

The spaces between buildings which allow for human interaction are as much a part of architecture as the structures themselves, says Lacasa’s Atef Khedhir. The 38-year-old Tunisian-born urban designer feels that this concept is one that architects need to explore more fully – … More

Interview: Designing on the EDGE

Farah Mudhefer, 26, Irene Caravaca, 27 and Nenad Filipovic, 28, all work at EDGE whose current projects include two major high end waterfront projects along with car showrooms for top brands such as Aston Martin Amidst the high-pressure design environment of the Middle … More

Taking a design journey with D3 architect Ali Abdullah Tehami

Now aged 25, Ali Abdullah Tehami has worked on 30 projects in just three years at Woods Bagot. Currently he is engaged in the City Walk development and his facades formed an important part of the overall aspect of the Dubai Design District … More

The Roomi brothers talk design, pushing boundaries and world domination

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Iraqi brothers Hasan and Husain Roomi started out building their careers by taking on a few small projects in London while they completed their studies and worked for other design companies. When they started to get … More

Architecture, art and movies – Ray Phillips of SSH on design philosophy

The art of Rembrandt and Van Meer and the movies of Ridley Scott are both influences of the creations of SSH architect Ray Phillips who feels it is important that visitors are led on a journey through any building he designs. He outlined … More

Joanna Slowik, BSBG

A love of the disciplines of art and design combined with an aptitude for mathematics led 24-year-old Joanna Slowik into a career in architecture. Born in Holland, she is now working in Dubai as part of the team at Brewer Smith Brewer Gulf, … More

Interview: Fadi Sarieddine

Just four years shy of the Lebanese civil war, architect and designer Fadi Sarieddine was born in 1972, setting his childhood and teenage years during Lebanon’s most tumultuous times. And it was during the ‘anarchy of war’, as he puts it, that Sarieddine … More

Khaled El Mays: Lebanon’s visualiser

Lebanese born and raised Khaled El Mays started his career by studying architecture at one of the Middle East’s top universities, the American University of Beirut. He then went on to study fine arts at Pratt Institute in New York, and while his … More

Joakim de Rham of Swiss Bureau tells us how far he’s come since moving to Dubai

Having grown up in Switzerland, Joakim de Rham was raised in a family passionate about architecture and construction. With a father who worked as an architect, de Rham and his brothers were provided with a foundation in the fields of art, architecture and … More

The irony of sustainability by Indu Varanasi

There has been a lot said about sustainability; it is the catch phase and in-thing. Sometimes, it seems fashionable too. Everywhere from my neighborhood café to my ready-made apparel store is now ‘sustainable’. And yet, why is it that we consume more energy … More

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