Ben Derbyshire, President, RIBA

What exactly does RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects) do? The Royal Institute of British Architects is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. We serve our members and society to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Being inclusive, ethical, environmentally aware and collaborative underpins all that…

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Dan Cruickshank – The First Cities

I’ve pursued it around the world. There’s an alchemy about brick – about all building materials made from fired clay – where the elements of earth and water are transformed by fire into a material that can be more durable than stone. Through fire, a soft, ephemeral and ‘base’ material – mud – is transmuted…

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Jonathan Ashmore, Founder – Anarchitect

You have been quickly rising to prominence in the Middle East – what has the journey been from prestigious London education to designing hotels and private residences worldwide? I set up ANARCHITECT in Dubai five years ago, following a career at both boutiqueand design-led corporate architectural practices in London and my studies atthe renowned Bartlett…

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Dubai Design Week

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Dubai Design Week is the largest creative festival in the Middle East, reflecting Dubai’s position as the regional capital of design. The six-day programme is made up of +200…

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