May 17, 2017 in Latest

HEX-A-TRAL: The Post Fossil City

When imagining the future of cities, we ponder limitless possibilities of habitat, technology and sustainability. The definition of future sustainability is limitless to the human mind. Assuming a city without fossils opens the possibility of a world where the existence of flora and fauna are restricted to public museums and exhibitions. This, naturally, leaves us with concerns for the future…

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Funny Fireplace

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I recently received a message from Robin Deurloo, who lives in the Netherlands and is one of those who made an effort to contribute to the modelling stage of Project Soane. He had received a request to model a fireplace design which is in a vaguely classical style and was struggling a bit with one element.  He thought of me,…

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The Carbon Effect

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When we talk about an organisation’s sustainability we are referring to, among other things, their carbon footprint or carbon emissions. This is never carbon dioxide alone and the actual term is CO2e (Carbon dioxide equivalent), but commonly we refer to this as carbon because it’s an easier day to day terminology. CO2e, or carbon dioxide equivalent, is a shorthand for…

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GAJ increases focus on Qatar market

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With established operations in the UAE, we are redoubling efforts in Qatar as the country continues to invest in its infrastructure.  Our strategic plan includes the appointment of a business development manager who is overseeing the Doha operation and team in a bid to forge closer working relationships with key clients as well as provide a local base to increase…

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Restaurant design

Restaurant design: it’s not all about the food

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Going out for dinner is about so much more than just enjoying good food. As well as exciting cuisine, the outlet should have a personality and identity that marks it out from others. The restaurant design plays an important role in the experience a diner will have and when done right it can create a memorable visit. The layout of…

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RIBA Chartered Practice

GAJ Gains RIBA Chartered Practice Status

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Established in the UAE since 1991 Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) has become an RIBA Chartered Practice, one of the first practices outside the UK to have earned this accreditation. RIBA Chartered practices are those that have reached the gold standard in architectural practice, assuring clients and the wider industry that they are committed to excellence in design and service delivery….

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Hotel architectural design Dubai

Hospitality Design Revolution

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The hospitality industry has undergone a substantial transformation in the last few years which is largely being driven by today’s millennial traveller. Rather than a luxury experience, these hotel guests want nothing more than a convenient place to stay that is digitally connected and provides comfort and choice. Designs then are highly flexible and modern but with a strong sense…

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