For the Israel Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, AVS and Knafo Kilmore Architects have created a multimedia experience inviting visitors to explore the country’s commitment to smart and sustainable innovation springing from the common desert landscape Israelis share with their neighbours in the Gulf.
Querkraft’s Austria Pavilion at Dubai Expo offers a multisensorial experience allowing visitors to feel the country’s commitment and vision for a better future.
JKMM Architects metaphorically bring snow to the desert. The Finland Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai highlights the country’s commitment to sustainability and its deep connection with nature.
The Singapore Pavilion by WOHA Architects in Dubai features a lush tropical urban landscape and innovative technologies, reflecting the city-state’s vision of becoming a City in Nature.
Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion by Grimshaw Architects at Expo 2020 Dubai features a forest of giant solar panel-clad e-trees following the sun like sunflowers, a thriving garden challenging desert environment and underground exhibition spaces thermally isolated with a smart earth roof system.
“Like a wooden conical musical instrument,” the UK Pavilion by Es Devlin at Expo 2020 Dubai displays AI-generated poems submitted by visitors.
Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai features three boat hulls as the structure’s roof, a multimedia facade made with two million recycled plastic bottles and a natural climate mitigation system that substitutes air conditioning.
The United Arab Emirates Pavilion at Dubai Expo features a movable roof and clean, futuristic spaces reflecting the country’s daring spirit and commitment to ‘connecting minds’ for a better future.
Dubai 2020: frugal seats by working-class migrants in the UAE, butterflies-inspired rugs empowering Afghani women and creative tools for kids who suffered during the Syrian war.
DxBDW2020: we have created a Pinterest gallery featuring the highlights on show at Dubai Design Week.
Seven pillars and safely distanced public seatings compose Hozan Zangana’s ‘Fata Morgana’ centripetal installation in the heart of Dubai where people can safely cross each other’s paths according to Middle Eastern construction techniques.
The city’s inaugural architectural festival, convertible benches and a palm tree textile design celebration. We have rounded up 10 highlights on show at Dubai Design Week 2020 kicking off on November 9.
Under the Burj Khalifa, Zaha Hadid Architects’ Opus building explores “the balance between solid and void, opaque and transparent, interior and exterior”. The project is home to the new ME Dubai hotel, the first and last one in which the late architect created both the architecture and the interior design.
Due to COVID-19, the 7bn $ global event expecting to welcome 25 million visitors has been postponed. Looking forward to exploring Expo 2021 Dubai! In the meantime, how such decision will affect the construction site? How much will it impact on budgets, investments and national participations?
A cosmic vibe with an underlying brutalist and underground fight-club aesthetic define the ultimate Dubai Warehouse Gym by VSHD Design.
The British design studio reveals first photographs of three ethereal portals that will welcome visitors of Expo 2020 Dubai which will inaugurate on the 20th of October 2020. The 7 storey tall carbon fibre structures are inspired by ‘mashrabiya’, a latticed design element in traditional Islamic architecture which allows to control light and airflow with see-through intricately geometric patterns.
10 museums inaugurating in 2020: from Tadao Ando’s Pinault Collection in Paris to Foster+Partners’ museum in China but also Grimshaw Architects’ pavilon at Dubai Expo, Frank O. Gehry’s expansion of Philadelphia Museum of Art and more…
What if walls dividing communities and countries could playfully bring people together? The ‘porous’ WAL(L)Z installation by T Sakhi Architects at Dubai Design Week “represents the act of resilience in overcoming any obstacle and transforming it for constructive change.”
Palm weaving techniques, traditional Middle East architecture and landscapes of shape-shifting dunes are re-interpreted in contemporary designs at Downtown Design 2019 in Dubai.
Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah launches MUDEEM, a collection of hand-crafted storage boxes inspired by the traditional ‘Mandoos’ chests. The series “keep pace with a changing world”.
Afghani crafts, a pavilion inspired by wind towers of the Gulf and a gateway exploding the patterns of light created by traditional gridded windows in Middle Eastern architecture. We rounded up some of the best installations and exhibitions at Dubai Design Week 2019.
The very best of DubaiDesignWeek2019 is on Archipanic. Explore our dedicated Pinterest board… And check our ongoing report!
THE CAPITAL COLLECTION of mirrors by Fernando Mastrangelo references Dubai as an architectural oasis that has emerged from a sand-covered landscape.
The new Jameel Arts Centre by Serie Architects is a cultural hub featuring a white cluster of galleries, 7 desert gardens and an open-air sculpture park overlooking Dubai creek.
Dubai 2018 – The best of Dubai Design Week 2018 is on Pinterest – explore our dedicated board! (And do not forget to read our design report!)
Interactive VR installations, a global grad show focusing on Artificial Intelligence and a parametric design installation exploring the emotional states of autism. Dubai Design Week 2018 bridges tradition and cutting edge technologies highlighting the most creative scene of the Middle East.
The Burj Khalifa as a huge sundial arm, a pavilion made from up cycled bed springs and Casablanca creative vibe. Dubai Design Week 2017 showcases the creativity of Middle East and beyond!
Aljoud Lootah translates the intricate patterns of Emirati architectural heritage into TEBR porcelain collection of vases and tableware.
The sanctuary design-set by Ayah Al Bitar is designed to help Muslim prayers in their rituals but also to accompany vernacular home routines… Like pilates.
Omani-inspired cabinets functional praying consoles and skyscraper-looking tables. Archipanic previews 10 projects and designs by innovative women at Design Days Dubai 2017.