Topic: Paris

Joe Tabet from JT+Partners analyses the masterplans of Paris and Beirut

The managing director of Dubai-based architecture firm JT+Partners, Joe Tabet, discusses masterplanning from a bird’s eye view and compares Paris to Beirut and Dubai. Paris is such an old city – how has its development over the centuries affected its masterplan? When we … More

Kengo Kuma designs ‘green lung’ for Paris with eco-friendly hotel

Japanese architecture firm Kengo Kuma has revealed plans for a plant-covered eco-luxury hotel in Paris, along the left bank of the Seine River. With the facade made of overlapping wooden blocks, green, leafy plants will appear to be overflowing off the surface of … More

Personal collection of celebrity interior design Jacques Grange is up for auction by Sotheby’s

British multinational corporation Sotheby’s will offer property from the collection of French celebrity interior designer Jacques Grange, including 20th century design pieces. Other items to be auctioned features a mix of modern and contemporary art, photographs, antiques, and 19th century drawings and Symbolist … More

A glass and wood tower to make up Dubai’s first Mama Shelter hotel by Franklin Azzi Architecture

Lifestyle hotel brand Mama Shelter is set to open in Dubai’s Business Bay in 2020, designed by Paris-based Franklin Azzi Architecture, with interiors by French designer Thierry Gaugain. A statement from the hotel quoted the architects, stating: ““Mama Shatler will offer a unique tower … More

“Does everything need to be biggest and best?” The future of smaller shopping malls in Dubai

Smaller retail developments rather than mega-malls are a way forward for retail across the Middle East according to a panel discussion hosted by Middle East Architect. Dubai-based urban design experts Patrick Bean, design director at Lacasa, Islam Mashtooly, senior architect at Perkins + … More

Gehry pledged $167m to renovate French museum

French tycoon Bernard Arnault is expanding his art museum empire with plans for Frank Gehry to renovate a disused public building near his Louis Vuitton Foundation on the outskirts of Paris. The Musee National des Arts et Traditions Populaires, built in 1972 but … More

Maison & Objet 2017: Donghia launches Manhattan Muse collection

Donghia captures the essence of New York City in its 2017 Manhattan Muse collection, launched last month at Maison & Objet Paris. New-York based Donghia is part of Rubelli Group, a Venetian textile company. With a focus on penthouse living, the collection takes inspiration … More

From Paris with love

A former protégé of Philippe Starck, interior designer Patrick Jouin has redesigned a restaurant and bar he created 10 years ago at the Plaza Athénée in France. Jouin, of the Jouin Manku Agency, has built up an international reputation for his unique blend … More