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- 10/24/17--06:19: _Pallavi Dean create...
- 10/25/17--08:25: _Studio KO’s brickwo...
- 10/26/17--02:49: _Zaha Hadid’s LEED-c...
- 10/26/17--05:27: _Saudi Arabia is fir...
- 10/26/17--08:26: _Hamza Al Omari wins...
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- 11/01/17--06:19: _desert INK to desig...
- 11/02/17--04:09: _Hufton+Crow photogr...
- 11/02/17--04:31: _The UAE’s design ma...
- 11/02/17--04:45: _Woods Bagot uses pa...
- 11/05/17--05:34: _Pallavi Dean Interi...
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- 11/13/17--04:30: _Dubai-based Brand C...
- 10/25/17--08:25: Studio KO’s brickwork Yves Saint Laurent museum opens in Marrakesh
- 10/26/17--05:27: Saudi Arabia is first country to grant citizenship to a robot
- 10/26/17--08:26: Hamza Al Omari wins Middle East Emergent Designer Prize 2017
- 11/01/17--06:19: desert INK to design maze-like installation for Downtown Design
- 11/02/17--04:31: The UAE’s design market will reach $36bn in 2019
- 11/07/17--22:57: #RisingStars: Meet Anita Bir from Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA)
- 11/08/17--04:22: designMENA visits Jean Nouvel’s newly completed Louvre Abu Dhabi
- 11/09/17--04:51: Grimshaw officially opens Dubai office
- 11/13/17--01:53: #RisingStars: Meet Aakriti Dhaliwal from Interior Motives
Pallavi Dean, design director of Pallavi Dean Interiors, has collaborated with carpet tile manufacturer Interface to create its stand for Downtown Design, which will showcase a range of products that instill the firm’s biophilic characteristics. The stand, which is designed under the concept of ‘metamorphosis’, conveys various aspects of Interface’s DNA, along with its efforts […]
French architecture firm Studio KO’s Yves Saint Laurent museum has opened its door in Marrakesh, Morocco, complete with a brickwork facade and interiors inspired by the lining of a jacket. Dedicated to the work of the legendary French fashion designer, the new Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech (mYSLm) houses an important selection from the Fondation Pierre […]
The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KASPARC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects has opened its door to the public, appearing as a series of ‘crystalline forms’ emerging from the desert landscape. As the architects’ first LEED-certified building, KASPARC is designed in response to the environment of the Riyadh Plateau […]
During the Future Investment Summit in Riyadh, it was announced that Saudi Arabia will be granting citizenship to a humanoid robot, Sofia, making her the first AI in history to be recognised by this title. Sophia has been created by Hanson Robotics‘ founder, David Hanson. The firm is known for creating human-like robots. “I want […]
Dubai-based Jordanian designer Hamza Al Omari has been awarded this year’s Middle East Emergent Designer Prize by Van Cleef & Arpels in collaboration with Tashkeel and Design Days Dubai. In November 2016, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tashkeel, in partnership with Design Days Dubai, called emerging designers from the GCC region to submit proposals in […]
One of the highlight’s of the 2017 Dubai Design Week is the Global Grad Show exhibition, which will showcase 200 of the most innovative designs from 92 of the world’s universities. The Global Grad Show aims to highlight how the next generation will shape the future through design, science and innovation. The 2017 edition, which will be housed […]
British design-duo Fredrikson Stallard will be unveiling a large-scale sculpture for Swarovski during Dubai Design Week, taking place from 13-18 November, 2017. Entitled Prologue, the outdoor installation was created by the design duo in 2014 and features a luminous circular sculpture with over 8,000 topaz-colored crystals that shimmer as they reflect and refract the light, […]
Landscape architects desert INK is set to design an installation which will be positioned at the entrance of Downtown Design, combining elements of landscaping, art and architecture. The installation forms the entrance to the exhibition, intended to guide visitors through a maze-like path that combines art and planting compositions, providing visitors with an experiential journey […]
Zaha Hadid Architects has recently opened its King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to the public. The complex presents a a series of ‘crystalline forms’ emerging from the desert landscape, designed in response to the environment of the Riyadh Plateau to minimise energy consumption. The non-profit institution’s campus incorporates five […]
The UAE’s design market will reach $36bn in 2019 as architects and interior designers leverage advances in the industry, experts said. Boosted by innovative architecture and interior design projects, the UAE’s design market will grow by 13% from $32bn in 2017 to reach a record-high of $36bn by 2019, according to the Dubai Design and […]
Woods Bagot has revealed details of the parametric tools that it employed to design Sharjah’s 22 hectare (2.2km2) Aljada development, the largest development of its kind in the emirate. Despite the magnitude of the development, parametric design tools allowed Woods Bagot to account for factors including environmental conditions, height restrictions, parcel sizes, and maximum development […]
Dubai-based design studio Pallavi Dean Interiors (PDI) has designed a stationery set that celebrates the UAE’s Centennial Plan, pledging to be the best country in the world by 2071. The stationery set features a retro-style notebook, sporting a UAE postage stamp, and is branded with the date 2 December 2071 (marking UAE’s National Day as well […]
Anita Bir’s interior design career began at Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), where she has been working as an interior designer for the past two years. Having completed her Master’s degree in Interior Design from the Nuova Accademia di Belli Arti in Milan, Bir attributes her technical skills and abilities, such as developing concepts and facing […]
designMENA visited the Jean Nouvel-designed Louvre Abu Dhabi ahead of its official opening on Saturday 11 November, which will see the museum open its doors to the public for the first time. The museum complex, which is located in Abu Dhabi’s cultural district on Saadiyat Island, is made up of 55 white volumes. These volumes […]
London-based architecture firm Grimshaw has officially opened its Dubai office, which is located in Dubai Design District (d3). The firm’s Dubai office will act as a central hub for its Middle East-based projects, including projects such as the Sustainability Pavilion for Dubai Expo 2020, the Middle East National Tennis Stadium, and Istanbul New Airport. Other […]
In early 2016, it was announced that London-based firm Grimshaw has been selected to design the Sustainability Pavilion, one of the three theme pavilions for Dubai Expo 2020. Set to open in October 2020, the pavilion is a celebration of ecology with a core building that is crowned by an over-arching roof structure featuring large […]
Annika Broemmer began her career at RSP Architects & Engineers, where she joined directly as a junior interior designer upon completing her studies at the American University in Dubai. While her studies provided her with a solid foundation for creative and theoretical practice, Broemmer feels it is up to companies to help young designers smoothly […]
Jean Nouvel, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect behind the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, commented on the vital role context played in the architecture of the museum. Louvre Abu Dhabi, which is located in the cultural district on Saadiyat Island, is made up of 55 white cubic volumes which house various galleries. These volumes are distributed […]
Unlike many programmes around the world, Aakriti Dhaliwal’s design education at the Inchbald School of Design adapted a very hands-on approach, including working on briefs from real clients and learning to design around their needs. Dhaliwal then proceeded to switch her career focus to journalism, eventually settling back to her initial calling. Having interned at […]
Dubai-based design agency Brand Creative has developed the interior design and branding concept for a recently opened healthfood cafe in London, featuring laid-back, rustic elements and neon signage. Yeotown Kitchen is the first of its kind from the owners of ‘Yeotown’, a wellness retreat in Devon, England and winner of the Tatler ‘Life Changing Spa Award […]