Hotel entirely designed by Zaha Hadid opens at ZHA’s Opus building in Dubai

OPUS by Zaha Hadid Architects in Dubai - Photo: ©Laurian Ghinitoiu.

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.

Expo 2021 Dubai: 5 questions on the implications of the one year delay due to COVID-19

Expo 2021 Dubai - Construction site of the central dome

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?

Asif Khan designs monumental ethereal portals for Expo 2020 Dubai

Asif Khan's ethereal portals for Expo 2020 Dubai - Photo by Helene Binet, courtesy of Asif Khan design studio.

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.

Downtown Design 2019: 7 exhibitions and furniture designs inspired by Middle Eastern heritage

Downtown Design 2019. 'Sarab' colection by Jawaher Alkhayyal - Photo by Jawaher Alkhayyal.

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.

Dubai Design Week 2019: 7 highlights on show in the UAE creative capital

Dubai Design Week 2019 - Photo vias IG via @mydubai

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.

David Adjaye’s Abrahamic Family House features multi-faith temples “with powerful plutonic forms”

The Abrahamic Family House - Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

A mosque, a church, a synagogue and a secular visitor pavilion welcome visitors of all faiths at The Abrahamic Family House, an inter religious complex designed as a platform for understanding and coexistence between Muslims, Christians and Jews.

Global Grad Show 2018: 7 out-of-the-box innovative designs saving water, protecting oceans and helping people

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Dehydrated cleaning products reducing water waste, autonomous submersible drones mapping the coral reef and a floating device turning street lights into flood-emergency kits. 7 responsible water-related innovations at the Global Grad Show 2018 in Dubai.

Dubai Design Week 2018

Dubai Design Week 2018 - Photo by Jalal Abuthina.

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.

Preview: 10 creative and entrepreneurial women to shine at Design Days Dubai 2017

FBMI rug design created in collaboration with Aljoud Lootah - Courtesy of Design Days Dubai.

Omani-inspired cabinets functional praying consoles and skyscraper-looking tables. Archipanic previews 10 projects and designs by innovative women at Design Days Dubai 2017.

Dubai Design Week 2016: 7 must-see design projects and shows

Hexalite installations by Zainab Al Hashimi for Swarovski - Instagram @Tashkeel.

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.

Replicas of Isis threatened Palmira Arch in Syria will rise in London and New York

Replicas of Palmira Arch that was nearly destroyed by ISIS in Syria will be 3D-printed in London and New York as symbols of defiance against acts of terrorism and thanks to a broader conservation program by the Institute of Digital Archaeology.

New Urban Ecologies

Middle & Far East Architecture: Foster & Partners, KPF Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and SOM worked on these new urban areas that will most probably define our future way of living the present.