Topic: Dubai

T.ZED Architects’ office space for KOA challenges conventional office design

Dubai-based T.Zed Architects, founded by Tarik Al Zaharna, aims to reinvent the wheel of spatial architecture in offices with its latest project. Commissioned by KOA, a new forward-thinking development firm, to design its sales office, the practice was tasked with creating a unique … More

Interview: DIDI will change the way we perceive design according to Sass Brown and Hani Asfour

As the Dubai Institute of Design & Innovation (DIDI) gears up for its first intake this year, dean Sass Brown and associate dean Hani Asfour, explain why the industry is set for a huge transformation and a new learning paradigm. Sass Brown and … More

#OFISTalks with Wilson Associates

designMENA has teamed up with UAE-based furniture and flooring firm OFIS to create a video series called #OFISTalks. The series, which will be revealed monthly, involves visiting Dubai-based interior design firms and learning about key team members, projects, as well as design inspirations … More

Microsoft is designing virtual project tours for Dubai developer Deyaar

Dubai-based developer Deyaar has hired tech giant Microsoft to create a application tool that enables its customers to take virtual reality tours of projects that are under development, Arabian Business reported. The company said it will use Microsoft’s cloud solutions, cyber security products, … More

Residents played a vital role in the design of One Palm, says Omniyat development director

Dubai-based developer Omniyat’s development, One Palm served many challenges due to its unconventional approach to residential design, which includes equally large indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as involving buyers in the interior design. Designed by New York-based architects, SOMA, the building’s exterior … More

Poltrona Frau Group ME’s new showroom in Dubai showcases contemporary Italian design

Poltrona Frau Group ME has relocated its Dubai showroom from Downtown Design, opening in a two-storey building on Jumeirah Road – characterised by an array of contrasting materials such as marble, stone, and metal that reflect the landscape of the Middle East. The … More

Table bookings now open for 2018 CID Awards

Table bookings for the 12th annual Commercial Interior Design Awards are now open to design professionals. The event is taking place on 19 September 2018 and located in the Joharah Ballroom, Madinat Jumeirah, in Dubai. Last year’s table booking sold out a month before the … More

Dubai architects are working on better connectivity between pods of development says La Casa’s Ihab Nayal

Architects across Dubai are now working on creating connectivity between the emirate’s once-isolated pods of development, said La Casa’s principal designer Ihab Nayal. “I think that there’s been a realisation that there isn’t much connectivity,” he said. “Now, developers are leaning toward more … More

Samovar Carpets reproduces Van Gogh’s Starry Night for Dubai exhibition

Family-owned carpet makers Samovar Carpets has unveiled a reproduction of Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting – hand-knotted into a traditional Tibetan carpet. The carpet reproduction has been unveiled as part of Van Gogh Alive, a multi-sensory exhibition created by Grande … More

Images revealed for Foster + Partner’s hotel and residential project on Dubai Canal

Dubai-based developer Omniyat has announced a new five star hotel and luxury apartments project set on Dubai Canal, designed by UK giants Foster + Partners. Private Residences, will be managed by Dorchester Collection- the second project to be managed by the luxury operators. … More

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