• Archive for: November, 2016

    Established in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 1995, as a representative to a handful of European manufacturers, the SANIPEX GROUP is a market leading supplier of bathroom fixtures and fittings, tiles and plumbing materials. The company today conducts business in over 30 countries across four continents and represents...

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    Dubai is the financial and nightlife capital of the Arab world. The city is defined by thumping discos, gravity defying buildings and blindingly bright beaches. But when one wants to take a break from the non-stop partying and incessant deal making where to go? And what if one wanted to settle down and raise a family...

    The Big 5 International Building and Construction Show, held at the Dubai World Trade Center November 21-24, 2016, hosted thousands of construction suppliers. Rothenberger, international innovator of pipe tools, climate-control and environmental technologies for over 60 years, has been attending the Big 5 since 2007....

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    Jean Nouvel’s visionary Louvre Abu Dhabi is finally set to open next year. With an innovative design rooted in local culture, the building’s cutting edge materials generate a bewitching aesthetic. Late Masterpiece Boundary-pushing contemporary architecture is nothing new in Abu Dhabi. The emirate is, after all, home to...

    A true point of attraction for office furniture and solutions, the trade fair Orgatec offered another year of top-notch products and reflection. Vitra organized its exhibition Work, inviting designers such as Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Konstantin Grcic, and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to participate. Work filled an...

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    German magazines Bauwelt and D-B2 organized a guided tour for architects during the fair. We were taken to several stands for product presentations from carpets to lighting and a focus on acoustics, sustainability and smart choices. Object Carpet gave a presentation on how to use its online configurator in the...

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    Architecture was embedded in his DNA, passed down by his father and grandfather, and design became his passion. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Gottfried Böhm, a healer and rebuilder, worked with the Society for the Reconstruction of Cologne under architect Rudolf Schwarz after the Second World War. His projects...

    German materials research and development enterprise Kennwert, founded by Cornelia Beyer, architect Thorsten Klooster and artist Heike Klussmann, released three products favoring innovations in concrete. The company describes Dyscrete, a dye-sensitized energy-generating concrete, as a completely new type of...

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    With over 20 years’ experience in architecture, Janus Rostock specializes in envisioning of complex multidisciplinary projects and master plans. He has expertise in a wide variety of projects across the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He is now responsible for leading Atkins’ Middle East Architecture and Urban Design...

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    Architects develop an eye and sense of  aesthetics that can be transferred to photography relatively easily, according to Simon Kennedy, London-based architecture and interiors photographer. Kennedy began his career as an architect, but then shifted his focus to photography, with now more than 15 years of experience....

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