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 […]

Call for Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets Submissions

Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets – a unique opportunity for the world architecture community Dubai is known worldwide for its achievements in modern architecture. Consequently, one of the biggest property   exhibition in the Middle  East,  Cityscape Global takes place in the city on annual basis, hosting also the most prestigious awards for architecture, the Cityscape […]

Projects nominations invited for ‘Commercial Interior Design Awards 2012’

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‘Outstanding use of American hardwoods in a project’ award to recognize interior design regional projects featuring US hardwoods With just over a month left until the ‘Commercial Interior Design Awards 2012’, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, is inviting architects and designers to nominate their […]