nick.ames

nick.ames

Dubai’s ambitious plans

The news that Dubai is seeking to examine the possibility of a city which would be a base for the exploration of Mars certainly caused a few raised eyebrows (Mr Spock-fashion?) among the world’s architects. But surely no-one can fault the vision and … More

The top lighting trends in 2017

By Regina Santos, associate – lighting designer at Godwin Austen Johnson. The year ahead for lighting design is one of contrasts. We are starting to see a lot of projects focusing on minimalism while others have a more industrial character. Both residential and … More

Melani Sabhaney on demystifying design

Melani Sabhaney, design principal and partner at Interspace Interior Design, feels a need for design democracy. “Good design is obvious; great design is transparent.” Designer Joe Sparano once said it and, indeed, I share his view. But, what is becoming more apparent to … More

Marina Petrovic

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Summing it up

So, here we are again. It’s the time of the year to evaluate, compile and share with you CID’s always much-anticipated list of the 50 most influential professionals who have been leading the region’s interior design industry over the past 12 months. READ … More

The challenges of designing schools for the 21st century by Kathryn Brown, GAJ

Kathryn Brown, Senior Interior Designer at Godwin Austen Johnson writes about the challenges of designing 21st century learning environments and adapting to new learning techniques. I recently read a Facebook post from a neighbour of one of our school projects that we did … More

Marina Petrovic

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Is the industry ready for human-centric lighting?

Top class lighting can have a powerful impact on personal and business relationships by supporting more open communication according to an expert in design illumination. Henrik Clausen, director of Fagerhult Lighting Academy, is a leading advocate of what he calls “human-centric lighting”. This … More

Marina Petrovic

marina.petrovic

Editor’s comment: Can we make sustainability cooler?

The 10th edition of the Commercial Interior Design Awards is fast approaching and we are pleased to shine a spotlight on the projects, developments, people and design studios that are changing the face of commercial and residential interiors across the Middle East. With more … More

Marina Petrovic

marina.petrovic

Our private escapes

Last year, while we were looking into various trends that will influence design schemes in 2016, maintaining privacy seemed to be one of the key factors to keep in mind when designing interiors for both residential and commercial projects. In an era of … More

“We must continue to work towards a cleaner and greener future” says Saeed Al Abbar

The UAE’s efforts to promote sustainable development have been dynamic, but we must continue to work towards a cleaner and greener future. The UAE is a regional pioneer when it comes to embracing sustainable development as a national priority. During recent years, the … More

Ensuring fire-rated materials are used in construction is vital, says Gyproc

With Dubai’s New Year celebrations overshadowed by another skyscraper fire, the focus has inevitably turned to the role of the external cladding in spreading the fire so quickly across the building. But the problem can go much deeper than just external cladding panels … More

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