• Theme: Public Buildings, Public Spaces

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    Switch Abu Dhabi is the restaurant brand’s second collaboration with distinctive contemporary designer Karim Rashid, the first being Switch Dubai in 2009. The Abu Dhabi location opened in June 2017 and features curving white ceilings and lots of natural light. ArchiExpo e-Magazine spoke with Rashid about designing 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...

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    Portugal’s Web Summit, the “largest tech conference in the world”, once again brought over 1,000 speakers and 60,000 attendees. From this special event, we gathered information on how urbanism can benefit from technology and how this could soon affect the design of our cities. ArchiExpo e-Magazine interviewed...

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    In Bandung, Indonesia, 2000 upcycled ice cream buckets illuminate the façade of a micro-library with an aura of natural light, creating a floating effect. The project was completed in 2016 by rising architecture and urban design practice SHAU as part of a larger-scale effort to bring libraries closer to their...

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    Nothing is as simple as black or white. The open office concept is either scorned or beloved, but is there a middle ground? According to founder and principal of AEI U.S. Studio Juliana Fernandez, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for the office. In an interview with ArchiExpo e-Magazine, Fernandez explained that...

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    The office becomes home away from home at Microsoft’s new headquarters in Milan, which opened in February 2017. Showroom specialist Alessandro Simonetti took ArchiExpo e-Magazine for a tour and explained that “Microsoft House is the first office building in Milan to feature open plan work spaces.” It optimizes space...

    After over a decade of living in a “dead mall” era, architects and designers remodel the mall concept to better meet our shopping needs today. Find out more in our Q&A with Andrew Bromberg, global design principal at Aedas. When Amazon and eBay launched in 1995, no one could anticipate what would happen next. The...

    The Hongqiao district has become the new vibrant neighborhood in the evolving Shanghai thanks to the concentration of its railway, subway station, airport, the new convention center, the world center gallery by Aedas and the CBD. In the heart of this new district, developer Shui On Land introduced the HUB mixed-use...

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    Three years ago, Portuguese architect Joana Astolfi walked into the Hermès store in Lisbon’s charming and historic Chiado neighborhood to offer her services. She wanted to create window displays for the centennial French luxury brand. Fortunately, the shop manager told her that they were in the process of looking for...

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