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RERA begins replacement of Dubai façades to boost fire safety

Dubai’s Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) has started replacing building façades to improve fire-resistance in the emirate, Construction Week Online reported. Key … More

Tiles by Mosa: how to choose facade tiles for architectual projects

designMENA promotion for Mosa: As the visible connection to the outside world, a facade primarily plays a central role in building’s design: it … More

‘We need to focus on food security in the UAE’ says architect Fahed Majeed

Dubai-based Indian architect Fahed Majeed said that the Middle East, and particularly the UAE, needs to focus on food security and incorporate … More

Construction begins on Nikken Sekkei-designed One Za’beel tower in Dubai

Ithra Dubai, the real estate developer owned by Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), today announced it has begun construction on its mixed-use … More

Woods Bagot-designed Sharjah masterplan to encourage active lifestyle

With its recently launched Aljada megaproject in Sharjah, designed by Woods Bagot, Arada aims to target extreme sports enthusiasts, as well as … More

UAE developer studies brain response to drive urban development

A UAE-headquartered developer has used neuroscience to understand how buildings and communities are intrinsically perceived, Construction Week reported. Majid Al Futtaim, which develops … More

Nikken Sekkei-designed Reem Tower to break ground in mid-2018

Main construction works for Abu Dhabi’s 44-storey Reem Tower are expected to commence in mid-2018, according to the project’s designer, Nikken Sekkei. … More

Parsons announces four new architecture appointments

Parsons has strengthened its Middle East and Africa built environment division with four senior appointments for its architecture and urban planning departments, … More

Perkins+Will appoints new associate principal for its Dubai office

Perkins+Will Dubai office today announced the appointment of John Lister, as its new associate principal, director of architecture mixed-use and commercial. Lister … More

Third edition of Dubai Design Week to open this November

The third edition of Dubai Design Week will open from the 13-18 November, set across various locations in the city, with Dubai … More

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