Materials

Brick makes a comeback

Super-sized slabs and 3D walls continue to grow in popularity as tile industry favorites, but this year is all about brick. RAK … More

Kitayama K Architects create minimal cafe using American hard maple

Kitayama K Architects were called on to create interiors for Hunters’ Roots Café and Juice Bar in Melbourne, which aligned with the … More

Objects of Desire: 5 unconventional ways to use marble in design

Marble is a material that is being more and more in design, and has transcended its popularity in tiles and flooring and … More

In pictures: Hyper-realistic stone sculptures by Jiyuseki

Japanese artist Jiyuseki handcrafts these incredible stone sculptures creating the illusion that the stone is soft and malleable. Jiyuseki graduated from Tokyo … More

Suppliers you should know: Wall and Flooring

This past month was a big one for international wall and flooring suppliers, as the global trade fair for ceramics and marble … More

FMBI to present humanitarian-driven Carpet Table during Design Days Dubai

Humanitarian initiative FBMI will be presenting H. H. Sheikha Mariam Khalifa Bin Saif’s rug specially designed for FBMI ‘Artists for Change’ program … More

Natural materials a trend in roofing solutions

A return to natural materials is the major trend in exteriors as architects look for sustainability and use of more locally sourced … More

Yasuaki Onishi to unveil mountain-like installation in Dubai

Japanese artist Yasuaki Onishi has been commissioned to create a site-specific installation during Dubai’s Art Week event in March. The project is … More

Alternative uses of ceramics presented at Cevisama fair

This year’s Spanish tile fair Cevisama again featured Trans-Hitos “Harmonies”, the ceramics for architecture exhibition, aimed at launching innovative proposals for alternative … More

Aljoud Lootah presents carpets using traditional weaving methods

Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah has created two carpets, Misnad and Uwairyan, that reinterpret the geometric patterns of Al Sadu weaving. Al Sadu is a … More

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