Topic: architecture

The challenge for architects to adapt to shifts in school design is not a creative, it is cultural says David Clarke, dwp

As digital disruption changes the classroom, schools must become centres of collaboration and co-creation. But if you think it’s as simple as smart building design, think again, says dwp’s education lead, David Clarke. Rapidly evolving technology – from automation to artificial intelligence – … More

Work to start on newly revealed Dubai skyscraper Dubawi

Construction work on a new $410 million skyscraper located on Sheikh Zayed Road will start soon, Shuaa Capital has announced. The concept was developed by N Studio, the architectural and interior design practice of Northacre, London, a high-end residential developer that has delivered … More

SOM’s 270 Park Avenue tower to become the tallest tower ever demolished

Architecture firm SOM-designed modernist 270 Park Avenue tower in New York City is set for demolition, which will make it the tallest tower to ever be demolished (standing over 200m tall), and is set to be replaced by a new tower that is 150m … More

Saudi Arabia and the UAE leading solar energy efforts in MENA region

The UAE and Saudi Arabia are leading the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) renewable energy market, where power requirements will grow by 6.4% each year until 2022. According to Construction Week, Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), a development bank focused on the energy … More

Architectural metalwork on Oman’s new Muscat airport visualised with 3D modelling

Details of the newly launched Muscat International Airport’s (MCT) metal ceilings and architectural metalwork, and the role of 3D modelling in their design process, have been revealed, reported Construction Week. The new, 345,000m2 passenger terminal within MCT is expected to handle more than 20 million passengers … More

Artist Jad El Khoury installs colourful window shades to war-torn skyscraperin Beirut

Artist and interior architect Jad El Khoury has installed colourful window shades to the war-scarred Burj Al Murr tower in Beirut. Khoury is known for adding colourful  doodles to several of Beirut’s war-scarred buildings, and has applied the same sensibility to his latest installation, … More

Lebanon Pavilion at Venice Biennale to reflect country’s territorial challenges

Participating for its first time at the Venice Biennale, Lebanon will present ‘The Place That Remains’, curated by Hala Younes, assistant professor of architecture at the Lebanese American University. The exhibition aims to highlight the “unbuilt land, their cultural characteristics and their prospects … More

New images revealed of Pakistan’s first pavilion at Venice Biennale 2018

Pakistan has recently announced it will debut its first-ever national pavilion for the upcoming Venice Biennale, under exhibition title ‘The Fold’. Organised by a Karachi-based multidisciplinary design practice Coalesce Design Studio and the Dubai-based Antidote Art & Design, which works with emerging artists … More

Kuwait to renovate Salem Al-Mubarak high street to evoke 1970s and 80s eras

Renovation work on Kuwait’s $6.6m (KWD2m) Barayeh Salem project is ongoing as the municipality aims to transform the area into a popular tourism and shopping destination. According to Construction Week, Kuwait Municipality has been renovating the former Salem Al-Mubarak high street, now Barayeh Salem, for over … More

New renders revealed for second phase of KOA Canvas designed by T.Zed Architects

New renders have been released of the second phase of KOA Canvas residential development, designed by Dubai-based T.Zed Architects. Phase Two will feature an additional 40 units and a boutique hotel, increasing the overall Canvas offering to 86 units. The boutique hotel will feature … More

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