Topic: dubai architecture

25 year anniversary: A look back at Brian Johnson’s Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

January 28, 1993 marks the day the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club opened to the public, with this week celebrating 25 years since its completion. The building, designed by British architect Brian Johnson, who heads Dubai-based firm Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ), has become … More

Interview: Brian Johnson on building an architecture career in Dubai since the 1970s

For designers and architects, Dubai in the 1970s was like a blank canvas: it was a vast and open desertscape ideal for a fresh start. And that’s exactly when Brian Johnson first ventured into the sunny and sandy lands of the United Arab … More

Official reports announce Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Library must open on schedule

Contractors working on the AED1 billion ($270 million) Mohammed bin Rashid Library project have been urged to ensure it opens on schedule by the middle of 2018. The library, launched by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in February 2016, will … More

New images of Dubai’s Muraba Residences designed by Pritzker winning laureate RCR Arquitectes

Catalonian firm RCR Arquitectes, which was honoured with the Pritzker Architecture Prize last year, has now completed the Muraba Residences, located on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.  Founded by architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta, RCR Arquitectes mainly focused on connecting various spaces of the project … More

Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Library to feature smart glass

The Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) Library currently under construction in Dubai’s Al Jaddaf area is designed to meet two green building rating systems, according to Construction Week Online. ASGC, the main contractor of the project, told Construction Week that the library aims to achieve platinum … More

Dubai is a great place to develop your skills as an architect, says NORR’s Aman Yusuf

According to Aman Yusuf, an architect at the Dubai-based architecture and engineering firm NORR, Dubai is “a great place to develop your skills as an architect”, especially in comparison with North America or the U.K. “If you’re working as an architect, Dubai lets … More

Community project Office of the Future is built through ‘a unique process’ says Ben Piper, Killa Design

Set at the base of Dubai’s Emirates Towers, local landmarks that indicate the emirate’s financial district, is the world’s first fully-functional 3D-printed building, designed and masterplanned by UAE-based architecture firm Killa Design. A community project, the ‘Office of the Future’, inhabited by the … More

CVTEC completes new luxury complex in Dubai called Sherena Residence

Located in Dubailand’s Majan District near the Al Barari community, Sherena Residence is an upcoming 500,000ft2 development consisting of 300 apartments and penthouses developed by Rose Homes Investments and designed by the Dubai-based CVTEC Consulting Engineers. Named after the pearl oyster that Emirati … More

Dubai’s architectural landscape struggles with an identity crisis says David Lessard of Perkins + Will

A struggle with architectural identity was one of the subjects discussed during the 2017 designMENA Summit advisory panel, which brought together a group of local architects and designers who discussed relevant issues in the regional market. David Lessard, director of hospitality at Perkins … More

Perkins+Will’s award-winning Dubai building ‘stands out by blending in’

Perkins+Will’s new boutique residential development launched in Dubai’s Business Bay by Ellington Properties has already won two awards for its design because it ‘blends in’, said David Lessard, director of hospitality. Featuring a façade reflecting the desert landscape which allows for plenty of natural … More

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