rima.alsammarae

rima.alsammarae

A voice of reason

A few months ago, news of the Expo 2020 win for Dubai broke out. It was all the news seemed to report on for a short while. My inbox filled up with reports on the effect the Expo would have and how great … More

aidan.imanova

aidan.imanova

When every drop counts: The danger of water scarcity in the Middle East

Water is a basic human necessity. Yet, it is one of our scarcest resources, particularly here in the Middle East. Never has the value of this precious commodity been as apparent as in the UAE’s scorching summer heat, reinforced by the timely arrival … More

nick.ames

nick.ames

Five minutes with Cem Kapancioglu, CK Architecture

0.00 What is your speciality in the world of design? We have undertaken many projects but at the moment we are very interested in healthcare interiors – how they can best be designed to make the right environment for the entire healing process. … More

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

nick.ames

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

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