Articles tagged United Arab Emirates


Openings: ease back into hospitality spaces with these venues from Kyoto to Kazakhstan

After months of restaurants, hotels, cafes and bars being at a stand-still, new openings designed by Curiosity, Roar, Kengo Kuma and more are a silver lining.


How this conceptual modular live-workspace transforms traditional WFH scenarios

Dubai – Dubai practice MEAN* used a variety of USM products to develop a conceptual office and living space that can be set up in an empty area, accommodating a multiplicity of …


Pallavi Dean shares her thoughts on how work and design may look post-pandemic

Dubai – The founder and creative director of Dubai- and London-based studio Roar believes that the global crisis lays the foundation for great innovation.


Moncler's first Dubai shop brings an iceberg to the desert

Dubai – For the design of its first Middle Eastern boutique, Tokyo studio Curiosity staged an Alpine interior that references the brand's wintery roots.


This tapas bar balances warm sophistication with vibrant edginess

Dubai – A Spanish tapas bar in Dubai incorporates graffiti art with industrial design to create a warm ambience.


In luxury retail, perfection is out and weird is wonderful – even in Dubai

Dubai – StudioXAG creates a dreamlike volcanic landscape for Level Shoes in the UAE – a harbinger of what’s to come in luxury retail spaces.


How do you design a nursery that prepares children for professions that don’t exist yet?

Dubai – How does one build the nursery of the future? Pallavi Dean and her team at Roar used parametric design and neurobiology to respond to that complex brief. 


A gym located inside a design district lives up to its landlord

Dubai – Located in the Dubai Design District (D3), the Warehouse Gym by VSHD Design can increase your heart rate in more than one way.


This Dubai office space manages to please both the young and the senior

Dubai – When building a large office space, how do you please the jeans and the suits? In Edelman’s Dubai offices, Pallavi Dean and her team at Roar found a way. 


Pallavi Dean makes it OK to judge a bookstore by its cover

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – In the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates, Pallavi Dean interiors find a way to make Al Rawi more than just a bookstore.

Alserkal Avenue by OMA. Photos Mohamed Somji (courtesy of Alsekral Avenue)

OMA repurposes four warehouses into a collection of configurable spaces

Dubai – A group of warehouses on Alserkal Avenue in the industrial quarter of Al Qouz  promotes cultural activities and the collaboration of artistic disciplines within the area.

ADNOC tower by HOK. Photos [awaiting name]

HOK’s high-rise tower stands out eccentrically against the urban landscape

ABU DHABI – The design for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company tower in the United Arab Emirates capital is motivated by the attitude ‘less is more’.

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