Topic: polycarbonate

Swiss Bureau designs Rem Koolhaas-inspired interiors for open-plan office in Dubai

Swiss Bureau has completed the design and build for construction materials firm HIRA Walraven’s new office in Dubai, incorporating industrial elements and materials, and taking cues from Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas’ iconic buildings. The 12,000-square-foot office located in Dubai Investment Park is set … More

Interview with Rem Koolhaas: OMA’s contribution to Dubai’s architecture

Following a tour of Concrete, we sat down with Rem Koolhaas to talk about the significance of the building’s opening, OMA’s investment in the region and the changing face of Dubai. One of the interesting elements about Concrete being OMA’s first completed building … More

Cristiano Luchetti on using OMA’s Concrete building in Dubai as an architectural metaphor

In 1977 Peter Blake wrote “Forms follows fiasco: Why modern architecture does not work”. His skepticism towards the dominant architectural thinking of the twentieth century was expressed through a series of chapters in which he cynically commented on the dominant themes of “modern” … More

Interview: Kaveh Dabiri speaks to designMENA about creating OMA’s Concrete building in Dubai

OMA has inaugurated its first project in the UAE after having been present in the country for 14 years. Concrete is a multi-functional cultural space designed by the Dutch firm’s Dubai-based team, led by partner Iyad Alsaka. The space opened in Alsekal Avenue, … More