Cracknell’s Chia Wen discusses the qualities in Japanese landscape design that inspire her

Malaysian landscape architect, Chia Wen, has promised to bring something a little different to the market in the GCC. Having worked in her home country with a Japanese firm following graduation, as well as in Vietnam, before relocating to Dubai in April 2017 … More

Cosentino has built ‘solid relationships’ with architects across the region says Miriam LLano

Having opened the doors to the Cosentino City Dubai showroom in Dubai Design District in November 2017, Cosentino continues to offer architects and designers from across the region an interactive experience that highlights the qualities of its surface materials. Middle East Architect speaks … More

Q & A: Jake Dyson highlights the importance of engineering-driven design

At the launch of the prestigious James Dyson Award in Dubai, Jake Dyson tells Commercial Interior Design that innovation will underscore development around the world. Jake Dyson has not only inherited a famous last name but also an equally brilliant mind. His father, … More

JT+Partners’ Michelle Najm reflects on her experience in Dubai and how we can all learn from Frank Lloyd Wright

“When I was a kid, I would always draw dresses,” said Lebanese architect Michelle Najm from JT+Partners. “But then I would always find myself excited by new buildings and places, especially in Beirut, where the urban environment is very dense and you can … More

Meet La Casa’s Atef Khedhir, head architect on the Mall of Palestine

A Tunisian architect who’s worked in North Africa and now Dubai, Atef Khedhir joined regional architecture firm La Casa back in 2011, following a one year stint with Australian company Schreiber Hamilton. His move proved to be successful, as he’s now handling one … More

10 quick questions with Chris Barnes, founder of Broadway Interiors

Commercial Interior Design magazine’s cover story this month is an interview with Dubai-based Broadway Interiors founder, Chris Barnes. Look out for the full interview on designMENA and the latest issue of CID this month.  Here we ask Barnes 10 quick questions, from design … More

Emerging Iraqi architect Nizar Razak speaks on his award-winning urban development scheme for Baghdad district

Born and raised in Sadr City, a district of Baghdad first developed in 1959 by Prime Minister Abd Al-Karim Qasim, award-winning Iraqi architect Nizar Razak from Manhal Habbobi Consultants, has long been on track to resew the built fabric of his hometown. His … More

Interview: Brian Johnson on building an architecture career in Dubai since the 1970s

For designers and architects, Dubai in the 1970s was like a blank canvas: it was a vast and open desertscape ideal for a fresh start. And that’s exactly when Brian Johnson first ventured into the sunny and sandy lands of the United Arab … More

Dewan’s up-and-coming project architect says architecture is the centre of all arts

“I didn’t know that I was going to become an architect,” said Sima Hammami, project architect at regional firm Dewan Architects + Engineers. “But growing up in Aleppo, you get inspired by the richness of the city. You see the mix of architecture … More

#RisingStars: Meet Dilara Ajun of ATI Consultants Architect Engineers

Turkish-born interior designer Dilara Ajun may be considered as a young designer due to her age, but as the head of the interior design department at Dubai-based ATI Consultants Architect Engineers, she has already managed to build an impressive portfolio of completed projects. … More

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