LAN Architecture designed the 486 Mina El Hosn, The tower that looks at Beirut

The 486 Mina El Hosn project conceived by LAN Architecture will offer the city of Beirut a new vision of itself. All information, images and plans courtesy of LAN Architecture; © by LAN Architecture; detailed credits at the end of this post LAN Architecture, Paris have sent us their latest project in Lebanon – we share […]

MOP CAP 2011 Shortlist Exhibition at Traffic, Dubai

Between 14-19 March 2011 Traffic will host the MOP CAP 2011 Shortlist Exhibition. Image and information courtesy of Traffic; Image of  “feminine sensors” a video animation projection by Niyazi Azadikhah MOP CAP (Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize), launched in 2009, has become the world’s leading art prize for Iranian artists. Monday 14th March – Saturday […]

LOCAL Exhibition at traffic

WHAT IS LOCAL? WHERE IS IT FROM? WHAT IS IT ABOUT? image/information courtesy of traffic After a successful launch at Zona Tortona during Milan Design Week 2010, LOCAL will be presented at traffic with an exhibition of the launch collection. Local is a line of furniture, clothing, stationary and objects from the UAE. The exhibition […]

‘Acceleration’, New Works by James Clar at Art Dubai

New show debuts at Art Dubai  – running from March 17 – 20 All images and text courtesy of Traffic James Clar, a Dubai-based multi-disciplinary artist, will be debuting new works at the upcoming Art Dubai Fair. Entitled ‘Acceleration’, the show continues his fascination with new visual methods and sees him working in a number […]

Geotube, Dubai by Faulders Studio

Proposal for a 170 meter sculptural tower by Californian architects Faulders Studio All images, graphics and information courtesy of Faulders Studio; © by Faulders Studio;  detailed credits at the end of this post Californian Architect Thom Faulders has provided us with this material on one of his studios Middle East projects. We are glad to […]

The Edge, Dubai by OAB

Mixed use development designed by Office of Architecture in Barcelona All images and information courtesy of OAB; © by OAB; please note detailed project credits at the end of this post The Office of Architecture in Barcelona has provided desMena with this material on one of their Mena projects. THE EDGE The Project is based […]

Lock Island Bridges by UNStudio

A bridge design and structural system inspired by arabic patterns All images and information courtesy of UNStudio; see end of the article for detailed credits UNStudio are the designers behind this group of bridges designed for a new community along the Arabian Canal. Lock Island Bridges, Dubai, UAE, 2008 The lock island bridges are part […]

Horizontal Sky by Coop Himmelb(l)au

“Horizontal Sky at Khor Dubai Wharfage”, DUBAI, UAE All images and information courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au; image © Armin Hess, ISOCHROM Coop Himmelb(l)au architects have provided us with the third project of their design trilogy for the Dubai creek area. Read the details here on desMena… Horizontal Sky Horizontal Sky is a new concept for spatial […]

W Hotel, Dubai by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

A fresh approach at beachfront hospitality by the french architectural firm All images, plans and information courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel; © by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, refer to credits at the end of the article for more details Ateliers Jean Nouvel have provided us with extensive material on their design for the W Hotel in […]

‘design as reform’ – traffic design competition vol.2

traffic announces the second traffic design competition entitled ‘design as reform’ image and text courtesy of traffic, image © by traffic Traffic gallery anounces its  second design competition: