• Posts Tagged ‘Construction’

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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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    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...

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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...

    According to the BNC (Business News for Construction) Dubai Construction Market 2016 report, there is a steady boom of construction projects around the UAE and it shows no signs of slowing down. As a result, there is a need for continuous innovation in the area of sustainable design and construction, with customers...

    One of the highlights of Big5 at Dubai World Trade Centre in November 2016 was an array of product demonstrations taking place through the halls of the exhibition. These demonstrations attracted huge crowds as visitors got the opportunity to understand the benefits of using the product as well as try their hand at...

    From one angle, the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod or “Church of 100 Walls“ in Cebu, Philippines is mysterious, with a series of different-sized walls standing in a field like Stonehenge. The architect Carlos Arnaiz of New York based CAZA Architecture designed the church to have both an enigmatic appearance and an open...

    Building underground has never been easy, presenting designers and engineers with a unique set of problems. Yet today, thanks in part to some innovative technology, more and more architects are exploring the widening possibilities of subterranean space. Something Old, Something New Six meters under a street in...

    In the spirit of Batimat’s focus on Africa, ArchiExpo spoke with one of the leading designers in Cape Town. Laurie Wiid Van Heerden, founder of Wiid Design, specializes in interior design and focuses on the quality, authenticity and originality of his work. Wiid Design uses a lot of local and natural materials:...

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