nick.ames

nick.ames

Return of the mega projects

The decision to build the Mall of the World this month has put Dubai back on the news agenda far beyond specialist design publications. Newspapers across the globe have featured the massively ambitious project – which would in the emirate’s traditional style be … More

aidan.imanova

aidan.imanova

Claudia van der Werf on how to correctly apply sustainability in interior design

Being a sustainable company is something that the majority of restaurants, hotels and bars in the Middle East are trying to work into their strategies. As well as being environmentally conscious in your decision making, such as choosing locally sourced products and recycling … More

rima.alsammarae

rima.alsammarae

An in-depth look at wallpaper

Wallpaper in a form we might recognise today, emerged when Louis XI of France ordered 50 rolls of paper painted by Jean Bourdichon in 1481. The design featured angels on a blue ground. King Louis ordered the portable wallpaper because he found it … More

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nick.ames

Helping clients realise their vision

Gerry McFadden – BIM Manager Middle East WSP An old saying states that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. This statement rings even truer when considering BIM Much has been written concerning BIMs prowess as a data rich source of information for … More

Staff Writer

Staff Writer

Healthcare design as it should be

Although the Dubai Mall Medical Centre DMMC has been there for a few years, this week was my first visit. As an architect and interior designer, I intuitively tend to assess all the spaces I visit. Usually I keep my thoughts to myself, … More

rima.alsammarae

rima.alsammarae

Smelling the roses

This past month we revealed the fourth edition of our Objects of Desire coffee table book. After months of hard work and scanning the current market for the best and most forward thinking designs, I was happy to see that this year’s version … More

aidan.imanova

aidan.imanova

Andrew Jackson says aesthetics and functionality are vital for commercial offices

Balancing functional requirements with aesthetics is one of the most important considerations in the commercial office sector. These factors not only create a sustainable building but ensure desired appeal for future tenants. The right solutions can help make properties stand out from the … More

nick.ames

nick.ames

Zaal Mohammed Zaal discusses Al Barrari dream

Just five minutes on any one subject each issue – a quick interview with the major points detailed by an expert in a specific field. 0.00 What inspired you to create a green living landscape in the desert? My love for life and … More

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nick.ames

Dani Bterrani, founder 3dr Models on adapting to technology

0.00 Are architectural models still relevant in the computer and 3d printing age? With all the new high tech technologies available in the market these days, still nothing portray a project as vividly as a physical 3d model, it is the only way … More

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nick.ames

Breaking down the skyscraper by Dr Shams Naga

What tall buildings mean and how they evolved What are your views on the skyscraper? The skyscraper came about as a response to density. We, as human beings, are social and interdependent and it is in our nature to congregate whether in small … More

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