September 18, 2017 in Latest

GAJ Wins Two International Property Awards

Godwin Austen Johnson has been honoured with two awards at the International Property Awards. The DoubleTree by Hilton & Hilton Garden Inn, Riyadh takes the win in the Hotel Architecture category for Saudi Arabia while Serenia Residences, The Palm wins in the Architecture Multiple Residence for Dubai category. “It is always an honour to be recognised for our work by…

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Gillian Blair Honoured as CID’s Young Interior Designer of the Year 2017

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Walking on to the stage at the Commercial Interior Design Awards to collect the award for Young Interior Designer of the Year 2017 was a proud moment for senior interior designer Gillian Blair. She was up against some of the industry’s best young talent but the judges singled her out as someone truly deserving of the title. “I am both…

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Sustainable and Smart: Cladding Gets Innovative

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Cladding is getting smarter. It is also contributing more to energy efficiency. For many years architects have been using precast concrete panels, metal screens and timber panels as the main cladding materials but the focus has shifted more towards sustainability, so those materials that provide cost savings to the client and help reduce the carbon footprint of a building are…

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Lighting Projects: What Could Go Wrong?

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Most projects start as concepts with beautifully crafted 3D rendering showing stunning architecture and interior design concepts. They receive the input of a capable professional lighting designer from the very beginning or at a later stage once renderings are finalised depending on the involvement of the lighting consultancy company. The lighting designer gives input on all design stages, presenting the…

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Disruptive Design

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Kevin McLachlan has a worldwide reputation for restaurant, hotel and leisure interiors, but his first passion was in another area of design – cars. The head of interior design and partner at Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) never got to design automobiles, but his childhood dream drove him from one design course to another, building on his knowledge in product and…

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Efficient Spa Design for Guests and Operators

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The preventative health segment is the largest potential growth area within the wellness arena, significantly greater than the growth of day spas, luxury spas and cosmetic medical spas. Along with this continued rise in the number of wellness facilities the guest experience is undergoing a significant change with some innovative new responsive concepts such as intelligent climbing wall panels, infinity…

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