How conceptual design adds value to the commercial market by Esra Lemmens

Esra Lemmens, designer and author of the book “conceptual commercialism – commercial conceptualism” delves into the dynamics of creativity and commerce. Modern commercial design includes conceptual work as well as projects – an interesting phenomenon that triggers social, economic, educational and cultural questions. … More

Marcos Cain of stickman design writes about creating experiential outdoor journey

As a designer, if you’re lucky, you get a dream assignment, possessing the right combination of location, budget and energised clients to pour your ideas and ambitions into. For me that project was Zaya Nurai Island Resort, a fertile slice of tropical heaven … More

Joakim de Rham of Swiss Bureau offers tips on creating productive work spaces

Joakim de Rham, CEO and Co-Founder of Swiss Bureau Interior Design, shares his insights on the essential office design trends to look for in the near future. For the past 13 years, Swiss Bureau has participated in commercial projects throughout the region. While … More

Marina Petrovic

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Would they call me a diva if I were a guy?

Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid passed away suddenly at the end of March 2016, leaving behind a legacy of revolutionary buildings, products, interiors and furniture. CID asked Cristiano Luchetti, assistant professor, College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah, to … More

Marina Petrovic

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Maliha Nishat, CID Interior Designer of the Year 2015 explains what winning meant to her

To win an award as prestigious as the CID Award for Interior Designer of the Year meant everything to me. The moment when my name was announced was by far the most surreal moment of my life. I had to literally pinch myself … More

nick.ames

nick.ames

Lifetime passion for design

Designing for hospitality is the speciality of Elio Gebrayel who had architecture in his blood from a very early age. The managing director of Erga, based in Dubai, is following in a family tradition. “I grasped the principles of architecture from an early … More

nick.ames

nick.ames

The legacy of Zaha Hadid: The thoughts of Cristiano Luchetti

Tributes have been paid to Zaha Hadid from across the world, following her recent untimely death. Here Cristiano Luchetti Assistant Professor, College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah offers his personal thoughts on her legacy. There is no … More

nick.ames

nick.ames

Choosing design over engineering

An initial desire to take on the role of an engineer was supplanted in the mind of B + H’s Nicholas Kissane, a native of Australia when he became aware of the possibilities open to an urban designer. “At first it was all … More

aidan.imanova

aidan.imanova

Eight most common interior design mistakes by Daousser Chennoufi of Drawlink

Daousser Chennoufi, chairman and architect at Draw Link Group explores eight mistakes made in interior design today:  1.   Overused trends and designs – Everything from color, lighting, room size, and placement affect how items look in a room and dictates whether they will … More

Are we experiencing the end of iconicism? Cristiano Luchetti, AUS, explores

Cristiano Luchetti is Assistant Professor, College of Architecture, Art and Design, American University of Sharjah. Here he writes a personal piece exploring how the emphasis on projects in the region is changing. During his recent lecture at the American University of Sharjah, architect … More

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