PROJECT: Hospitality

BOA Steakhouse – Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Abu Dhabi

23 Jan , 2017  

The brief for the Boa Steakhouse was to create a nightclub venue, with a theatrical atmosphere that would bring a new direction to the world of nightlife and stage entertainment. The venue is conveniently placed to attract elite individuals and a clientele searching for an enhanced nightlife experience.

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Blog - Ergonomics - Steelcase Brody

ARTICLE: Trends

Can Ergonomics be Sexy?

16 Jan , 2017  

Whilst ergonomics at work is about movement while keeping health in mind, how about taking it to the next level by adding style into the equation?

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PROJECT: Hardware/Software Development

Symantec Offices, Dubai Internet City

10 Jan , 2017  

Symantec has occupied its existing office space for over 8 years in Dubai, and with the recent growth in the company, new premises were required to accommodate future staff growth. The project featured a new reception area, video conferencing facilities to ensure seamless communication on an international scale with other Symantec offices, closed offices and telephone rooms offering private working areas. In addition, a number of breakout areas and team meeting rooms to promote collaboration in the workspace, plus a large training facility to accommodate internal staff development.

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PROJECT: Consulting/Business Services

Heidrick & Struggles Offices, Dubai

8 Jan , 2017  

Heidrick & Struggles appointed Gensler and Summertown Interiors for their interiors project at Liberty House in Dubai’s DIFC area.

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Blog - Inside the Mind Of Kevin McLachlan

ARTICLE: Inside the Mind Of

Inside the mind of… Kevin McLachlan

3 Jan , 2017  

Kevin McLachlan has a resume that reads like an employer’s dream come true. Currently a Partner and Head of Interior Design at Godwin Austen Johnson

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PROJECT: Law Firm/Legal Services

J. Safra Sarasin Offices, Dubai

31 Dec , 2016  

The design reflects a contemporary luxury feel that has been the desired image that Safra Sarasin would convey to their clients across the global offices, this style was coupled with a sense of serenity through the great green wall that welcomes client in the reception area. Client rooms are enclosed in a discreet private setting while the back office area is an open environment with large scale acoustic ceiling panels as the main feature.

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PROJECT: Aviation/Travel

Etihad Airways Training Center Refurbishment – Abu Dhabi

28 Dec , 2016  

The refurbishment comprised of the modification and upgrade of training classrooms, administration offices, pilot briefing rooms, main reception, and bathroom areas. The Pilots Lounge was also transformed to improve the appearance and functionality of the space. To ensure continued smooth running of the facility and minimal disruption to the client, a separate contractor’s entrance was erected for the duration of the project.

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PROJECT: Bank/Financial/Investments

ES Bankers Dubai

26 Dec , 2016  

ES Bankers are a private banking and wealth management operation incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Centre. Due to the Company’s growth plans, their requirement was to complete the fit out and joinery works for their offices, managing a 2 stage expansion program increasing their capacity from 20 employees to 45 with room for further growth.

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PROJECT: Law Firm/Legal Services

Baker Botts, Emaar Square – Dubai

21 Dec , 2016  

For their recent expansion project, Baker Botts appointed Gensler, their global architectural partner, to design the new premises in line with their global guidelines. Refurbishment works were undertaken in the existing office, with expansion works covering approx. 800 sqm of additional workspace.

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PROJECT: Healthcare

Astellas Pharma Offices

20 Dec , 2016  

Designed by Pringle Brandon Perkins and Will, and project managed by CBRE, the offices feature a reception area, large scale conference room, an integrated breakout area combined with pantry to promote collaboration in an informal environment, plus IT function areas to host the server and printing facilities.

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Blog - Acoustic Issues - Wall Tiles

ARTICLE: Design Tips

5 Design Tips to Minimise Acoustic Issues in Offices

19 Dec , 2016  

You have a spacious, open-plan, collaboration-oriented office. It’s chic, trendy, and even better yet, ergonomically-designed. The issue?

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PROJECT: Bank/Financial/Investments

Emirates NBD, Dubai Mall Branch

18 Dec , 2016  

Emirates NBD, Dubai Mall, is a standalone, unique Bank branch that represents a departure from current trends that are common place in retail banking spaces. The proposal was to create an industrial space that incorporates elements from the digital age, which can be seen in the large format digital screen in the ATM lobby. Materials such as steel beams, perforated steel sheets, glass, concrete, acoustic wood paneling, and rough stone flooring manage to create an open and transparent space within the limits of a 192 square meter site.

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PROJECT: Pharmacy

Bin Sina Pharmacy, Mall of the Emirates – Dubai

15 Dec , 2016  

Re-establishing itself as a modern pharmacy & credible derma-cosmetic provider, the “Nation’s Favourite Pharmacy” wanted to refresh its look and capture the interest of the female shopper. The brief was to create the pharmacy of the future, one that was unique and would stand out on an international level.

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PROJECT: Hospitality

Sisters Beauty Lounge, Dubai Mall

14 Dec , 2016  

The interior of the Sisters flagship salon alludes to the luxury hospitality industry, with the brief of creating a “beauty hotel” concept that complimented their newly developed tagline ‘Glamour has a new address.’

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PROJECT: Retail

Go Sport, Mall of the Emirates – Dubai

13 Dec , 2016  

As the region’s leading sports retailer, the Go Sport brief was to create multi-sensory experience zones within the Mall of the Emirates flagship store to solidify the brand’s prominence and increase customer engagement.

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ARTICLE: Trends

Of Organic Staircases…

11 Dec , 2016  

Our breath was taken away with the fantastic detail and high level of craftsmanship of a tornado shaped, seemingly support-less staircase installed in a prominent business district tower and designed by architect Oded Halaf.

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PROJECT: Entertainment/Event Management

Bahrain National Theatre

8 Dec , 2016  

The National Theater of Bahrain project was the subject of an international tender won by the French architects AS.ARCHITECTURE-STUDIO, a practice that already has several references to its credit in the Gulf region.

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PROJECT: Hospitality

Olea Restaurant, Kempinski – Dubai

7 Dec , 2016  

Olea is a restaurant at the Kempinski hotel at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai that presents authentic Levantine cuisine and a complete Levant dining experience. ISG was appointed by the Majid Al Futtaim Group as the interior contractor on this project.

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PROJECT: Hospitality

Sofitel The Palm Dubai

5 Dec , 2016  

Sofitel Luxury Hotels celebrated the inauguration of Sofitel The Palm Dubai as its flagship Dubai property in a lavish opening ceremony in November 2013. More than 1,500 guests attended the exclusive soirée at the resort, which is located on the east crescent of the Palm Jumeirah.

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