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Bjarke Ingels impressed by hip hop video job application

Bjarke Ingels, founder of Danish architecture studio BIG said he is  highly impressed by young job applicant Étienne Duval, whose cover letter is an … More

Open call to design video content to be displayed on Burj Khalifa facade

Video, lighting and 3D mapping artists and designers are invited to submit work to be displayed on the facade of the world’s … More

Burj Khalifa destroyed by aliens in upcoming Hollywood blockbuster

In the first trailer for the upcoming film Independence Day: Resurgence Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is seen crashing into the River Thames in … More

Indian architect to design Australian art pavilion

Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai, India, is to design the third annual MPavilion in the Australian city of Melbourne, a temporary venue … More

Architect jailed after 2011 Japanese earthquake deaths

A Japanese court has sentenced the architect who designed a Tokyo parking lot which collapsed in the 2011 earthquake, killing two people, … More

UAE celebrates Chinese Year of the Monkey

Dubai’s Burj al Arab was just one of the venues in the UAE to celebrate the onset of the Chinese lunar Year … More

Atkins lays off 100 staff in Middle East

UK-based design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins has confirmed that it has laid off 100 staff across its Middle East property … More

Applications open for design residency in Qatar judged by Foster + Partners

Gulf-based designers are invited to participate in the Unlimited Doha Design Prize 2016 that offers a week-long residency in Doha, Qatar. Hosted … More

Le Corbusier table burnt by bungling burglars

A table designed by famed architect Le Corbusier has gone up in smoke after it was stolen from a storeroom in the … More

Calatrava to design Dubai skyscraper as “great and glorious” as Burj Khalifa

Santiago Calatrava has designed a new Dubai high-rise for developer Emaar which will rival the Burj Khalifa. HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid … More

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