Award

Taken with a pinch of salt: the Audi Innovation Award winner

The 2019 Audi Innovation Award for the Middle East was presented to Amman-based design studio Twelve Degrees at the opening of Dubai Design Week. Simplification was this year’s theme, and Twelve Degrees came up with a beautifully simplified dispenser for […]

Award

First Herman Miller Living Office Award goes to dwp

dwp (design worldwide partnership) has won the first Herman Miller Living Office Award for workspace design in the Middle East. dwp’s rather good work for the Smart Dubai offices in Dubai Design District won it the prize. The Smart Dubai […]

Award

Special Awards by HIPA to Tim Flach, Tom Ang, Yousef Al Habshi

The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has announced the ‘special award’ recipients for its eighth season of competition. These go to “photographers that have contributed positively to photography as an art-form and industry” and […]

Architecture

50 To Follow

Here it is: the 2019 edition of magpie’s 50 To Follow. Like most retrospective lists, it’s intended as a conversation piece. We fully expect you to disagree with our inclusions, and with the (admittedly pretty arbitrary) ranking that we’ve given […]

Art

Poetry and the desert: the Christo Award winner

Maram Kassab and Mariam Ayoub, two architects who graduated this year from Abu Dhabi University, have unveiled the structure that won the sixth edition of The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award. Qasa’ed (poems) is a pavilion inspired by Emirati poetry and […]