At the Akyapi Offices in Istanbul, Gönye Proje Tasarım Architects aimed to create a work environment that centered around comfort and functionality. The offices are styled with modern and dynamic design elements to maximise efficiency at the workplace, without compromising on the contemporary theme of the interiors.
Werner van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen Architects created this double storey home that is free of boundary walls, offering unrestricted views of the countryside. Surrounded by tranquility, this spacious contemporary farmhouse truly promotes outdoor living and entertaining with M Square Lifestyle Design handling the interiors and incorporating natural materials like timber and stone.
Nestled along Egypt’s Northern Coast, the famed Alamein Hotel is a seaside paradise on the Mediterranean offering chalets, villas and presidential suites that evoke a nostalgic vibe from the sixties. Emaar Hospitality has blueprinted the interiors to reflect and balance vintage hues with contemporary styling which has attracted a plethora of celebrities and artists to this enchanted hotel.
ARTICLE: In Review
We spent a morning at Interstuhl’s Middle East offices with Nadine Abedzadeh and Zoe Victoria Allen, getting up close and personal with the VINTAGEis5. This chair range is marked as Interstuhl’s most flexible, wide-ranging and customisable one, and Sales Manager, Oliver Nathmann, showed us that this, in fact, was true.
Situated at the ‘bow’ of the Dubai Opera building, Sean Connolly offers stunning views of the Burj Khalifa, and is a gastronome’s delight, offering a variety of luxury dining experiences, such as a raw bar, fire bar and brasserie. The interiors, created by Alexander &CO, reflect the owner’s love of seafood.
ARTICLE: Business of Design
Matthew Sexton and Laila Al-Yousuf left a mega design firm to create one of their own. SAY Studio is thriving with clients and peers that have also become their friends. In fact, they would probably tell you proudly that their personable style is what sets them apart from the milieu.
Known for its cinematic views and breathtaking landscapes, Barr Al Jissah is a secluded luxury paradise where mountains and water coexist harmoniously. This villa, designed by Sneha Divias Atelier, is nestled in these beautiful surround.
HBA has once again created a piece of interior art with their signature stamp of intricate grills and delicate patterns laid out to perfection. With, of course, the firm’s favourite colour palette of browns, golds and monotones. It is difficult to find fault with their design.
Another office in the Dubai Design District showcases interiors that aim to wow us. This is the Dewan Architects and Engineers offices in Building 5 at d3, and in keeping with its design trendy neighbours, the interiors here are equally unique.
PROJECT: Entertainment/Event Management
Stepping inside the VOX Cinemas in Sharjah, you know you have entered luxury. Plenty of gold and chrome interior detailing shines over plush carpeting. The fitout for this project was undertaken by ATS, and the design by UK-based Unick Consulting.