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.
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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.
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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.
From Abu Dhabi to Dubai in just 12 minutes: BIG and Hyperloop One reveal joint vision for future mobility at airplane speed.
From Cairo urban design scene to iridescent patterns projected on the Burj Khalifa but also a Svarovski caleidoscopic installation by Zainab Al Hashimi and bespoke furniture by emerging UAE talents. We selected 7 not-to-be-missed projects and show at Dubai Design Week 2016.
A layered trefoil-shaped building, a garden nested under an upside-down architecture and a bloom of solar-powered towers: BIG, Foster+Partners and Grimshaw Architects unveiled winning designs for major pavilions at Dubai Expo 2020.
“Apesanteur” series of mid-air floating collectibles by Quentin Carnaille mesmerise visitors at the recently opened MB&F M.A.D. Gallery Dubai.
Aljoud Lootah abstracts geometrical patterns to create Double Square minimal furniture design collection.
Who challenges the Burj Khalifa? The first vertical city could overshadow the architecture battle to build the ultimate skyscraper and relegate super tall towers as thing from the past.
Yaroof installation by Aljoud Lootah pays homage to traditional fishing techniques and Arabesque patterns in front of Dubai contemporary skyline.
Dubai-based designer Aljoud Looutah created the Oru Series, a design collection in teak, copper and felt inspired by origami tradition.
In Dubai, Lumière cinematic light installation by Commonplace Studio offered a meteorogical spectacle under a cloud composed of pendant lightbulbs.
Inspired by the modern arab woman, Shamsa Alabbar’s calligraphic jewelry combines traditional Arabic typography with contemporary and minimal graphic designs.
In Dubai, lebanese designer Karim Chaya presented the mirror-sculpture “Look Back” for House of Today. The bespoke design features a voyeur/skeleton holding a mirror and refers to the true admirer in each of us.
Beside flamboyant and bespoke exhibitions, Design Days Dubai presented the creative genius and smart entrepreneurship of women shaping Middle East Design.