Articles tagged United Arab Emirates

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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)
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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]
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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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