Design

Case study: Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong by eco.id architects

Designed by eco.id architects, Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong pays tribute to the rich Peranakan heritage. As one of the youngest brands of … More

Interviw: Ana d’Castro of BIA Design on designing with art in the heart

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic speaks to Ana D’Castro, Founder of BIA Design, about how she started, where she’s heading and whether women in architecture and the design world really have to work and fight harder to prove themselves? It is difficult to define Portuguese-born architect … More

Case study: 4Space Interiors designs Nurai restaurant in Dubai

Inspired by the white moon seen through the dark forest, Nurai restaurant in business bay features a curved honeycomb patterned ceiling and wooden illuminated wall. Dubai-based studio 4Space Interiors is the design company behind newly opened Nurai restaurant in Business Bay. Meaning the … More

Burj Khalifa-architect to design translucent dome for Dubai Expo 2020

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has revealed the design for a translucent dome-shaped plaza  which will dominate tbe Dubai Expo 2020 site. The Al Wasl Plaza will link the three main pavilions on the site, themed Sustainability, Opportunity and Mobility (designed by … More

Stickman designs ‘Bedouin meets Bohemian’ hotel in Fujairah

The Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, developed by UAE-based Mina Al Fajer Real Estate, was first announced in 2010, and since then has had its opening date pushed back. Last year, it opted on the side of caution, aiming for an April 2017 opening. … More

In pictures: Images of I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art showcases complex geometries

New York-based photographer Yeugi ‘Jazzy’ Li has releases a series of images of I.M. Pei’s Museum of Islamic Art which opened in Doha, Qatar in 2008. The photographs depict the intricate geometry of the building’s architecture and interiors. The museum is situated on … More

MMAC Design creates hotel inspired by folkloric story of Sinbad

Nestled between the Al Hajjar mountain range and the Gulf of Oman, the ancient Islamic port of Sohar is steeped in history and the interior design of the recently opened Mercure hotel relies on this rich heritage. Giving it a strong sense of … More

In pictures: Concrete is OMA’s first built project in Dubai

Concrete, Dutch firm OMA’s first completed project in Dubai, opened this week in Alserkal Avenue, set to become the district’s central events hub, complete with moving walls to accommodate a number of separate events simultaneously. The building was designed by OMA’s Dubai office … More

New images revealed for Marcel Wanders-designed Mondrian Doha

Marcel Wanders Studio has unveiled new images of the designer’s first hotel in the Middle East region, the Mondrian Doha. The Qatar-based hotel will combine elements of local design and heritag with Wanders’ signature contemporary and sensual style. READ MORE: “Mondrian Doha tells stories … More

Masquespacio designs Solera’s supermarket in Cologne, Germany

Spanish-based design consultancy Masquespacio has just completed its last project in Cologne, Germany, for supermarket chain Solera. For Solera’s new  ‘cash & carry’ supermarket, which is known for selling Spanish products, Masquespacio’s design team was tasked to design both the branding and interiors. The design … More

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