• Archive for: December, 2017

    It makes sense that the United Arab Emirates is bursting at the seams with artists and designers. Not only drenched in the beauty of white sands and the Persian Gulf, the MENA region is home to traditional artistry and creating with one’s hands. Artistic creation has always been an attempt to understand one’s identity...

    Smart City was a hot topic at the Big 5 conference organized by DMG Events in Dubai at the end of November 2017. But how can IoT revolutionize the construction industry? IoT offers the construction industry several application for roads and other infrastructure, buildings, concrete, cranes and quarries. Alaa Daghan,...

    Tucked into Dubai’s bustling commercial district and linked to a rich history of traditional hand-crafting such as weaving, pottery, calligraphy and boat building, the home of the Tanween Design Program is perfectly placed to make its mark. Since it’s inception in 2013, Tanween has already become a major player in the...

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    At Beirut Design Week 2017, Lebanese designer Nathalie Harb’s The Silent Room responded to the need for a unique space of tranquility in a noise-polluted city. Located in an empty parking lot by a busy highway bridge in an industrial neighborhood of Beirut, the bright pink, wooden-planked structure is open to the...

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    State-of-the-art design and landscaping meet health and community at Oxygen Park in Doha. The Qatar Foundation commissioned the 130,000-square-meter park dedicated to sport and outdoor recreation. Located in Education City, it provides students, faculty and the general public with parkland, subterranean team sport...

    The city of Sharjah, UAE, might reach its zero-waste landfill goal by 2020, as Foster + Partners will remodel the city’s principal landfill site for Bee’ah, the leading environmental energy and waste management company of the Middle East. Some of the firm’s technological endeavors include the introduction of...

    The United Arab Emirates projects establishing a functioning Martian colony within the next hundred years with its Mars 2117 Strategy. The Mars Science City will be a vast simulation space that realistically replicates the environment and atmosphere of planet Mars in the Emirates desert. It will feature laboratories...

    Eliminating interior contamination equates to good air quality in buildings and generates healthy spaces. Sector professionals know that the insulation system can make all the difference. Portuguese company Up-Way Systems exhibited the latest products in its Effisus Ecofacade line at this year’s Big 5 event in Dubai....

    The lively, luxurious and ultramodern city of Dubai will once again house a world’s first: the Wasl Tower. Construction began in 2016 and, once completed, it will become the world’s tallest building to feature a ceramic facade, reaching 300 meters high. Commissioned by the Wasl Asset Management Group, UNStudio...

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