Masterplanning is no longer about zoning, according to Lebanese architect Ali Basbous
11 Apr 2019
Ali Basbous, founder of Lebanese architecture practice BAD., addresses the impact of technology on large scale projects
LWK+Partners' Kerem Cengiz explores what insights Saudi Arabia might gain from China
10 Apr 2019
Kerem Cengiz, managing director for the MENA region at Hong Kong-based LWK+Partners, explores what Saudi Arabia can learn from China's more...
Comment: Architecture academic Cristiano Luchetti critiques Italy Pavilion design for Expo 2020 Dubai
01 Apr 2019
The winning design of Italy’s pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai by Carlo Ratti, Italo Rota, Matteo Gatto and F&M Ingegneria was more...
Comment: Mosques are now expanding horizontally, offering renewed public spaces for their communities
10 Feb 2019
The design of spiritual spaces is among the most difficult for architects. While presenting the usual restraints, like tight budgets, more...
Comment: Sustainability focus essential to beat climate change and stay profitable
17 Jan 2019
The role of sustainability in business has been a major talking point this month, in part due to the Masdar-backed more...
Comment: More architects are working for the greater good
10 Jan 2019
This time last year, I wrote my editor’s letter about the need for better architecture throughout the Middle East. It more...
Comment: GCC cities of the future must be more than just iconic
30 Dec 2018
When Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum commissioned the Dubai World Trade Centre, it was a statement of ambition as more...
Comment: Diar Consult's Samir Serope Daoud says international partnering is essential for the delivery of successful, iconic projects in the Middle East
24 Dec 2018
The design stage and the delivery process of mega and iconic projects present very different challenges to consultants. The skills more...
Comment: This year’s MEA Awards presented the possibility of architecture as a means to bridge cultures
04 Dec 2018
The Middle East Architect Awards recently held its 11th edition on 21 November 2018 at the Ritz Carlton DIFC in more...