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Desert monsoon inspires Oman hotel design

A rare phenomenon which makes the deserts of Oman bloom for a short period each year has provided the inspiration for a … More

Iconic building’s secret revealed

  One of the world’s most famous pieces of architecture boasts a well-concealed secret. The Eiffel Tower in Paris has an apartment … More

I M Pei celebrates 98th birthday with pyramid shaped cake

Master architect I.M. Pei has celebrated his 98th birthday – with a cake baked in the shape of once of his most … More

Karim Rashid showcases 5,000 designs online

Top designer Karim Rashid has set up a new website. The keynote speaker at the most recent designMENA Summit is showcasing 5000 … More

Aldar launches three new residential projects

Aldar Properties on Monday launched three major new residential developments in prime areas of Abu Dhabi, including in investment zones where property … More

Superstudio to sponsor and exhibit at Objects of Desire Volume V

For the fifth consecutive year, Commercial Interior Design will select 100 remarkable designs for the annual Objects of Desire coffee-table book, sourcing … More

Masdar unveils eco-villas that power themselves

Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s urban innovation ecosystem, on Wednesday launched a new concept for sustainable villas that generate enough solar energy to … More

Hansgrohe selected for Four Seasons Abu Dhabi

German bathroom specialist Hansgrohe has been selected for Abu Dhabi’s newest luxury hotel, Four Seasons. The five star hotel will be equipping … More

Tehran bridge is surprise tourist hang-out

A bridge designed by an Iranian architect when she was still a student has become a tourist destination in Tehran. Tabiat (“nature”) … More

Emaar reveals new Maple townhouse development

Emaar will launch its Maple townhouse community, a green lifestyle development planned as part of the Dubai Hills Estate within Mohammed Bin … More

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