Women in architecture
2018
April 26, 2018

The Architect Mum: Balancing Architecture and Motherhood

While the number of female students has steadily been growing in the last few decades the number of women working in architecture drops off quite rapidly midway through their career.…
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Sundus Rotana Muscat
2018
April 18, 2018

Case Study: Sundus Rotana, Muscat

  The Sundus Rotana, Muscat has been designed to offer 215 quality rooms and facilities for business travellers and leisure guests. The client’s brief was clear – to create an…
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Arcadia Secondary School design
2018
April 9, 2018

GAJ Appointed for Arcadia Secondary School Project

Following the successful completion of the Arcadia Preparatory School, GAJ has been appointed for the design of the new Arcadia Secondary School. Designed as an educational facility for secondary grade…
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Hotel interior design, hotel interiors Muscat
2018
April 4, 2018

Case Study: Mysk Al Mouj

  Mysk Al Mouj Muscat is the flagship hotel for the Mysk by Shaza hotel group and the brief was clear – to design a contemporary hotel that would appeal…
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Education design
2018
March 29, 2018

Stylish yet Sustainable: The Role of Interior Designers in Environmentally Conscious Design

Interior design decisions can no longer be made based on aesthetics and functionality alone. Designers have a responsibility to create indoor environments that are resource and energy efficient and contribute positively…
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2018
March 14, 2018

What Challenges are Designers Facing in the UAE?

Senior Interior Designer Gillian Blair chats to INDEX Dubai about the key challenges she feels the industry is currently facing, particularly when sourcing materials. Here's what she has to say.…
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Electrical engineer
2018
March 11, 2018

Meet the Team: Felishya Ibrahim

This month we sat down with Electrical Engineer Felishya Ibrahim to find out how she got into the MEP industry and what she believes the rest of the world can…
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Dubai College
2018
March 7, 2018

New Reception Building Adds Modern Direction for Dubai College

Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) has completed the design of the new reception building for Dubai College. The reception building is the latest phase of development for the school and has…
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2018
March 4, 2018

INDEX Dubai Design Talks

Kevin McLachlan has once again been invited to speak at INDEX Dubai which takes place later this month. Here’s what he had to say about the year ahead, the challenges…
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Hotel guest room design
2018
February 22, 2018

Designing Mid-Market or Luxury Hotels: What’s the Difference?

As designers, the hotel guest is always central to our approach, whether they are a family staying in a luxury resort or a 25 year old in town for a…
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Lighting design in public spaces
2018
February 15, 2018

Take Two: The Importance of Mimicking Natural Lighting

Lighting design specialist Regina Santos tackles two questions on the importance of natural light. 1. What are the benefits of mimicking natural light on a project? The positive effect of…
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2018
February 11, 2018

GAJ Assistant Architect Chosen for Future Architecture Programme

Young assistant architect Piyush Prajapati has been selected to attend the Future Architecture Matchmaking Conference in MAO (Museum of Architecture and Design) in Ljubljana this month. He was chosen, along…
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