Perkins + Will’s Firas Hnoosh says the future of urban planning is “up not out”

With a global population of 7.5 billion, set to increase by 25% in the next 30 years, as architects we are increasingly responsible for designing spaces which work harder and cater to more people. Dubai is a superb example of a fast growing … More

Staff Writer

Staff Writer

Coalesse on the culture of customisation

Written by Lew Epstein, general manager at Coalesse For centuries, the act of refining an item before it’s fabricated has been seen as a mark of privilege, the exclusivity of the tailor-made. The significance of the bespoke suit, the commissioned jewel, even the … More

Staff Writer

Staff Writer

How understanding design trends will help FM companies long-term, according to GAJ’s Kevin McLachlan

The current trend in the market is filling the existing gap in the market for mid to lower level hospitality projects. In fact, Godwin Austin Johnson has been involved in a lot of diverse new brands that sit on the global stage. As … More

Rima Alsammarae

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The small details of a project’s design are what bring it all together

This issue of Middle East Architect looks at doors, windows and façades – elements of a building’s exterior that, when done properly, not only tie a project’s design together, but also highlight what smart design really looks like. “Façades give buildings a superior … More

Rima Alsammarae

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Jordan’s culture of architecture continues to thrive

If you ever visit Jordan and drive through the winding streets of Amman, the chaos and clutter might overwhelm you. You probably won’t be able to absorb the beauty of the city – from its natural landscape to the homes that teeter on … More

Rima Alsammarae

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B+H Architects’ Phillip Jones writes about the impact of the Hyperloop on UAE coastline

If you look at the Emirates as a whole, there’s a big story happening with the Hyperloop. And I think what we’ll end up with is what I’d like to call the ‘Gold Coast of Arabia’. There’s a lot of coast line from … More

Rima Alsammarae

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NEB’s Christian Vasquez says the health and wellness conversation will begin to shift

If you look ahead to 2027, you’ll see that there are a lot of sectors that are really booming, and which will likely continue booming well into the next decade. In the next 10 years, the ministry of education said that 150 more … More

Rima Alsammarae

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‘We’ll be building in the air soon,’ says JT+Partners’ Joe Tabet

In 10 years, I see Dubai building in the air. I mean, look at what’s happened to Dubai in the last 15 years. If we stick to this rhythm and direction then we can achieve anything. Really, if you have the vision and … More

Rima Alsammarae

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Perkins+Will’s Firas Hnoosh argues Dubai needs to build up for future accommodation

Dubai is not like London, Shanghai or Mumbai, which have existing populations that are bursting at the seams and that need to be accommodated. Existing housing in these cities is crumbling – it’s not fit for a 21st century citizen. The situation in … More

Marina Petrovic

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Let’s talk about flex

Launched in the UK last year, the #flex campaign aims to encourage employers to offer a more flexible working environment. The founder of this movement is journalist Anna Whitehouse, aka Mother Pukka, who took the world of blogging and social media by storm. … More

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