Abu Dhabi’s grand Vision 2030 in motion at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2013


The first ever comprehensive scale model of Abu Dhabi’s urban landscape, as envisioned in Plan Capital 2030, was first unveiled in 2010 within the Vision 2030 Experience Centre. The UPC’s stand, now in use for the fourth consecutive year, was strategically designed as a modular platform which evolves each year in line with the progress […]

AHEC showcases the ‘office of the future’ at Salone del Mobile in Milan

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Adam Khan and Wallpaper collaborate with AHEC to develop a striking timber composition – ‘Octopus’ The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, is showcasing the ‘office of the future’ at the Wallpaper Handmade Exhibition, which opened today (April 9, 2013) as part of Salone del Mobile […]

Middle East’s Dedicated Landscaping And Exterior Show Starts in Dubai

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Outdoor Design Build & Supply, presented by Dubai Municipality, to host more than 100 local and international players in outdoor environments The Middle East’s dedicated landscaping and exterior design trade show will open for the first time today in Dubai, bringing together more than 100 international and regional brands involved in the planning, design and […]

Glass houses bring nature closer, but limit privacy

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Glass is popular material in architecture. Over the last few decades, this conduction material is enjoying a lot of love from both architects and regular folks. We are not talking only about large windows and transparent surfaces. Glass is now being used to make a living space more open and airy. In addition, many people […]

Cosmopolitan cities need to explore shoebox apartment concepts

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Building of more small housing units may solve the problem with accommodation shortage in cosmopolitan cities across the world, according to Savills, an international real estate service provider. In a recent report, the company supports the shoebox apartment concept, saying that small units can be very effective in big cities’ housing market. The realtor claims […]

INDEX awards Best Contemporary Majlis Designer

Finalists of the Majlis Design Competition

Ivan Parati from Uniconsult wins the 4th Contemporary Majlis Design Competition Winner of People’s Choice Award to be announced on Thursday 27th September 2012  Ivan Parati took the Jury’s Award, beating five other projects displayed at the show with his Majlis. The People’s Choice Award – introduced for the first time this year – will […]

Architecture Taken Over By Machines

Is this the end of the art of drawing in architecture? Computers and technology are invading our lives. Architecture is also affected by them. Today the profession is almost entirely transformed by the widespread use of computer-aided design software like AutoCAD and Revit. These tools are able to do a great number of things. They […]

MENA region demonstrates growing preference for hardwoods


US hardwood lumber and veneer exports to Middle East and North Africa top USD 43.22 million in first half of 2012 MENA region demonstrates increased demand and growing preference for American hardwoods The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has maintained its position as an important destination for American hardwoods with over USD 43.22 […]