ARTICLE: In Review
We finally got a chance to review Interstuhl’s most talked about agile task chair, PUREis3, one rainy Dubai morning. Joining us were seasoned designers Tia Lindqvist from GAJ, and Tania König from Cambridge Design, who were equally impressed by its simplicity and engineering excellence.
Kreatif Mimarlik and Cannon Design collaborated on the concept design and medical planning of Koc University Medical Sciences, which was created to fill the need for a new medical department as well as serve as a functioning hospital.
The design for Dai Forni restaurant was inspired by the tastes, smells and textures of the Mediterranean, and in particular, the island of Sicily. Designed by Kokai Studios, the restaurant is part of the emerging global, cultural, culinary trend of regional rather than national cuisines, and the restaurant design and cuisine are a testament to this trend.
The design for Dubai-based digital and tech solutions company, Evoteq, features a series of flexible, activity based working spaces that are tied together to form an immersive and interactive office within an open plan space. Designed by Roar (Pallavi Dean Interiors), with fit-out by Optimize Technical Services LLC, the inspiration for the office stems from binary codes with angular shapes (representing the 1’s) paired with circles (the 0’s).
The design brief given to Studio IDA for the new Al Huzaifa Furniture showroom was to provide a fresh contemporary feel that was not only inviting, but also capable of adapting to the ever changing furniture display, based on season and market trends. And this was successfully achieved with contracting work by Embelle Interiors.
H2R Design was tasked with creating the interiors for Dubai’s first Bagel Yard cafe, already a renowned bagel concept in Montreal. The designers take inspiration from the brand’s fresh and natural philosophy, by creating a contemporary and naturally lit space adorned with a variety of plants for contrast and texture.
Herman Miller’s Dubai offices in the Marina came alive on the night of April 16. There was good food, good company , entertainment and exceptional design talent, all to celebrate the culmination of the six month long wait to announce the winners of the region’s first Herman Miller Living Office Awards.
Consensys MENA’s office in d3 emulates the look and feel of an industrial ‘garage’. Verve Design very cleverly incorporated old office fixtures to facilitate sustainability and also adapt the company’s love for rugged aesthetics in a slick and stylish manner.
PROJECT: Learning Centre
Designed by Roar (Pallavi Dean Interiors) with contracting work by Cambridge Consultants, the design brief for Ora, Nursery of the Future was to create a learning experience with innovation and futurism in a nurturing environment that is also playful, stimulating and social.
ARTICLE: Student Hub
An architecture graduate, Ana did her Bachelor’s degree in architecture and her Masters in Habilitante de Arquitectura from the European University of Madrid, Bartlett. She had completed one month of her internship with Roar when we met her at the cosy and ‘oh so feminine’ Tania’s Tea House, for a chat about the programme and her experience, as well as her expectations going in. Here is what she had to say…
Private Head Office in Kuwait City, was designed to meet modern working requirements by creating an environment that offers visitors and staff the best mix of office/task geography. Designed by Pace Interiors, the office was styled to make space for quiet work zones and collaborative areas.
Rock House is not your average residential project. Designed by AGi Architects and located in Kuwait, the main structure is composed of reinforced concrete, shaped in a similar form as folded origami, and circumnavigates around itself, creating a central courtyard that opens to all the spaces in the house.
Designed by Renda Helin Design & Interiors with contracting work by Avrupa İnşaat, the Konforsit Edu. Suites Boys Dormitory located in Eyup, Istanbul is based on two building blocks with a fantastically fictional theme throughout.