Tag Archives: Architecture

The Wave of Innovation for EXPO2020 is Beginning

Posted By admin May 2, 2017

Let the innovation begin! This is the first of many unique and dynamic architectural concepts for national pavilions at EXPO2020: the winning concept for Luxembourg. Having been in several meetings with the EXPO2020 team I am certain this will be the best EXPO in decades. Start making your travel plans now.   http://www.designmena.com/insight/metaform-and-the-space-factory-win-competition-to-design-luxembourg-pavilion-for-expo-dubai-2020

The Tragic Decline of Olympic Venues

Posted By admin February 19, 2017

  An issue that never seems to be resolved despite an abundance of promises, charts, strategies and consultants. London appears to have gotten it right, but few other host cities have. I have personally witnessed the sad state of Olympic facilities in both Barcelona and Beijing, it’s depressing to see it first hand. It’s the […]

Now this is my kind of design

Posted By admin February 15, 2017

We really like this kind of architecture:  the unique use of textured, perforated and translucent materials and forms in a contemporary and innovative way for both the interior and exterior, with an industrial twist. The exterior metal cladding captures artificial and natural light very nicely (always changing) and the character of the interior lighting is […]

Failure to Deliver on Expectations

Posted By admin October 23, 2016

  The is the main lobby in the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, part of a major renovation by Daniel Libeskind. While the exterior is a powerful example of historic/modern contrast with bold forms and striking geometry, the interior is a letdown. It fails to deliver on the expectations set up by the exterior, it […]

New pavillions for Dubai EXPO 2020 revealed

Posted By admin March 20, 2016

The 3 “values” of Dubai EXPO 2020 are Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity and the pavillions that represent each of these values have been awarded to major international architects. Clearly they have selected world-class firms that have set the bar very high for quality of design. Truly something to look forward to!  

Dubai’s Al Shindagha area gets a new mall

Posted By admin March 20, 2016

http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/retail/dubai-s-al-shindagha-area-gets-a-new-mall-1.1659790   Dubai: Residents and tourists in Dubai’s Al Shindagha area now have a new mall where they can shop, dine or watch a film. City Centre Al Shindagha, which opened its doors on Monday, features 75 stores, such as a Carrefour hypermarket, Splash, Babyshop, and consumer electronics store Sharaf DG, as well as 10 […]