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09.2017.

Awards | In our most successful participation in the coveted Middle-East CID Awards to date, we are excited to share ANARCHITECT won the Award for the Best Outdoor Design of the Year for the El Chiringuito Ibiza.Dubai project. The architects were recognised for their unique design approach to create a diverse and dynamic project that is neither a building, nor a landscape while translating our architectural design approach to all disciplines of architecture, interior architecture and design.

El Chiringuito was also Highly Commended in the Best Bar and Club Design category for overcoming a design challenge to create a heightened social experience for the guests and staff, both as a restaurant space during the day and the beach club venue at night on the weekends.

ANARCHITECT also won the Award for the Best Retail Design for our Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa in Jumeirah, Dubai, making us a double winner this year. The architects were recognised for their “elegant, brave and above all different design approach” on the project, for acknowledging the original building’s residential past and using its intimate spatial layout to curate a sequence of spaces.

We were humbled and happy to celebrate with many of our fellow design professionals, in the cheery night of the Middle-East CID Awards 2017.

08.2017.

Shortlisted | We are proud to have ANARCHITECT Shortlisted in four categories in the CID Awards for 2017 for the projects El Chiringuito Ibiza.Dubai, Rossano Ferretti Hairspa and Fossil Rock Desert Retreat & Spa.

El Chiringuito Ibiza.Dubai Beach Club and Restaurant project currently Shortlisted in two categories, including this years new category The Best Outdoor Design.

08.2017.

Panel discussion | ANARCHITECT’s Principal Jonathan Ashmore joined leading regional architects and designers for the Advisory Panel roundtable discussion to assess the maturing market in the UAE and how this translates into the built environment, as part of the upcoming 2017 DesignMENA Summit. Invited roundtable participants included Principals of Perkins + Will, Woods Bagot, RMJM, Atkins Global, Bishop Design, SSH, U+A Architects, Marriot International and Dabbagh Architects.

06.2017

RIBA Elections | ANARCHITECT is pleased to announce that Founder & Director, Jonathan Ashmore is standing for council election to represent the Middle East & Africa on the RIBA International Committee.

If you are a RIBA member practicing in the MEA region please take a moment to read his election statement and then cast your vote so that he can voice ideas and share experiences from the region with other global counterparts to further continue his support of the profession on an international platform.

Statement & Voting Link: https://lnkd.in/fJTJTrQ

06.2017

Workshops | ANARCHITECT Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore will be holding a workshop about the ‘Practice of Architecture across platforms of scale, context and program’ during the 4th Session of ARCHITECTEM Summer Program Talking Architecture // Mapping Production, on the June 17th, Cinema room A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue.

05.2017

Talks | ANARCHITECT’s Jonathan Ashmore will be participating in the Closing Day of The Stone Conference themed Innovation and Sustainability, sharing a Panel discussion about the role of design and architecture industry in supporting the sustainability and innovation agenda, on the May 25th, Dubai World Trade Center.

04.2017

Academic Critiques | ANARCHITECT Director Jonathan Ashmore participated in the end of year Design Crits at American University of Sharjah which he believes to be an “Enjoyable and important interaction between the academic and professional life of an architect.”

12.2016

Powerlist 50 2016 | CID recognises ANARCHITECT Founder and Director Jonathan Ashmore amongst the most influential 50 individuals in the Middle East’s design sector in 2016.

12.2016.

Academic Critiques | ANARCHITECT Principal Architect Jonathan Ashmore will be participating in the mid-term Design Crits at American University of Sharjah giving his constructive criticism and design input to the Fourth year students of CAAD.

12.2016

DesignMENA Summit 2016 | ANARCHITECT Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore will be sharing an invigorating Panel Discussion about the future of connecting communities, highlighting the re-development opportunities in the UAE in the upcoming DesignMENA Summit, on the December 6th, The Ballroom, Conrad Dubai.

10.2016

Dubai Design Week 2016 | ANARCHITECT will be supporting the RIBA, RIBA Gulf and British Council UAE in this year’s Dubai Design Week to host the exhibition ‘IDEAS FOR THE OPEN CITY’ curated by Allies and Morrison in Building 3, unit 304 Dubai Design District 25th-29th Oct from 10am – 9pm

09.2016

Talks | ANARCHITECT Director Jonathan Ashmore will be holding a seminar in the upcoming IPAX Africa&Arabia International Property Summit on the regional opportunities to Redevelop, Reiterate and Repurpose existing buildings & structures. 21 September 21st, 2016 at  JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.

08.2016

CID Awards Judging | Following two consecutive years which saw ANARCHITECT proudly awarded Residential Interior of the Year (2014) and American Hardwood Export Council Award(2015) at the CID Awards, Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore is invited to be on this years’ expert judging panel to review and eventually decide upon the very best projects submitted for each of this year’s Interior categories. Good luck to all entrants.

For more information please visit https://lnkd.in/fV9B8wC

07.2016

Architectural Digest ME Top 50 | ANARCHITECT has been selected as one of the Top Fifty Architecture and Interior Practices in the Middle East with Practice Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore honoured to feature on this month’s front cover of Architectural Digest amongst distinguished peers.

05.2016

Talks | ANARCHITECT Founder &  Director Jonathan Ashmore will be sharing a panel discussion on ‘Shaping Space for Human Experience’ with Karim Rashid, Pallavi Dean and Herve Collignon, moderated by Isabel Pintado at this year’s INDEX Design Talks. May 24th, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

05.2016

Milan Design Week 2016 | ANARCHITECT Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore is captured in Milan during the 55th International Salone del Mobile. To hear his thoughts about design in the city please visit https://vimeo.com/166649953

03.2016

Royal College of Art Secret Postcards 2016 | Today is the final day of Art Week Dubai and last chance to visit and purchase unique postcard art works from the Royal College of Art RCA Secret Dubai. Try to discover secret pieces by ANARCHITECT Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore at either Alserkal Avenue or Art Dubai locations.

12.2015

Powerlist 50 2015 | CID recognises ANARCHITECT Founder and Director Jonathan Ashmore amongst the most influential 50 individuals in the Middle East’s design sector in 2015.

10.2015

Dubai Design Week 2015 | As part of the inaugural Dubai Design Week, ANARCHITECT Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore will be hosting a discussion on ‘Vernacular Architecture’ with Panellists Brian Johnson, Managing Partner at GAJ Architects; Architect and Academic, Adina Hempel and Sumaya Dabbagh Principal at Dabbagh Architects. The talk will take place Downtown Design auditorium at d3 Dubai on Fri 30th Oct at 7pm.

03.2015

Royal College of Art Secret Postcards 2015 | Today is the RCA Secret Dubai sale day at Art Dubai. Which postcard will you choose – maybe you will discover a piece by ANARCHITECT Principal Jonathan Ashmore.

RCA Secret Dubai is an exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks by regional and internationally acclaimed artists and designers, plus up-and-coming graduates from the Royal College of Art. Taking place at Art Dubai, it’s a chance to get your hands on original works of art for a small price, while supporting students at a formative time in their careers. Each postcard in RCA Secret Dubai is signed only on the back, so collectors don’t know the identity of the artists until they have made their purchases.

02.2015

British Council Cultural Excellence Fellowship | ANARCHITECT Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore is honoured as a Pioneer-Mentor at the Majlis of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan following the completion of the two years Cultural Excellence Fellowship training program.

The two-year initiative was launched in 2014 by the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and the British Council in association with Mubadala. The Cultural Excellence Fellowship (CEF) sought to inspire and equip Emirati citizens mentored by selected creative professionals, with the skills and knowledge to pursue creative entrepreneurship and careers in the cultural industries

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09.2017.

Awards | In our most successful participation in the coveted Middle-East CID Awards to date, we are excited to share ANARCHITECT won the Award for the Best Outdoor Design of the Year for the El Chiringuito Ibiza.Dubai project. The architects were recognised for their unique design approach to create a diverse and dynamic project that is neither a building, nor a landscape while translating our architectural design approach to all disciplines of architecture, interior architecture and design.

El Chiringuito was also Highly Commended in the Best Bar and Club Design category for overcoming a design challenge to create a heightened social experience for the guests and staff, both as a restaurant space during the day and the beach club venue at night on the weekends.

ANARCHITECT also won the Award for the Best Retail Design for our Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa in Jumeirah, Dubai, making us a double winner this year. The architects were recognised for their “elegant, brave and above all different design approach” on the project, for acknowledging the original building’s residential past and using its intimate spatial layout to curate a sequence of spaces.

We were humbled and happy to celebrate with many of our fellow design professionals, in the cheery night of the Middle-East CID Awards 2017.

08.2017.

Shortlisted | We are proud to have ANARCHITECT Shortlisted in four categories in the CID Awards for 2017 for the projects El Chiringuito Ibiza.Dubai, Rossano Ferretti Hairspa and Fossil Rock Desert Retreat & Spa.

El Chiringuito Ibiza.Dubai Beach Club and Restaurant project currently Shortlisted in two categories, including this years new category The Best Outdoor Design.

08.2017.

Panel discussion | ANARCHITECT’s Principal Jonathan Ashmore joined leading regional architects and designers for the Advisory Panel roundtable discussion to assess the maturing market in the UAE and how this translates into the built environment, as part of the upcoming 2017 DesignMENA Summit. Invited roundtable participants included Principals of Perkins + Will, Woods Bagot, RMJM, Atkins Global, Bishop Design, SSH, U+A Architects, Marriot International and Dabbagh Architects.

06.2017

RIBA Elections | ANARCHITECT is pleased to announce that Founder & Director, Jonathan Ashmore is standing for council election to represent the Middle East & Africa on the RIBA International Committee.

If you are a RIBA member practicing in the MEA region please take a moment to read his election statement and then cast your vote so that he can voice ideas and share experiences from the region with other global counterparts to further continue his support of the profession on an international platform.

Statement & Voting Link: https://lnkd.in/fJTJTrQ

06.2017

Workshops | ANARCHITECT Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore will be holding a workshop about the ‘Practice of Architecture across platforms of scale, context and program’ during the 4th Session of ARCHITECTEM Summer Program Talking Architecture // Mapping Production, on the June 17th, Cinema room A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue.

05.2017

Talks | ANARCHITECT’s Jonathan Ashmore will be participating in the Closing Day of The Stone Conference themed Innovation and Sustainability, sharing a Panel discussion about the role of design and architecture industry in supporting the sustainability and innovation agenda, on the May 25th, Dubai World Trade Center.

04.2017

Academic Critiques | ANARCHITECT Director Jonathan Ashmore participated in the end of year Design Crits at American University of Sharjah which he believes to be an “Enjoyable and important interaction between the academic and professional life of an architect.”

12.2016

Powerlist 50 2016 | CID recognises ANARCHITECT Founder and Director Jonathan Ashmore amongst the most influential 50 individuals in the Middle East’s design sector in 2016.

12.2016.

Academic Critiques | ANARCHITECT Principal Architect Jonathan Ashmore will be participating in the mid-term Design Crits at American University of Sharjah giving his constructive criticism and design input to the Fourth year students of CAAD.

12.2016

DesignMENA Summit 2016 | ANARCHITECT Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore will be sharing an invigorating Panel Discussion about the future of connecting communities, highlighting the re-development opportunities in the UAE in the upcoming DesignMENA Summit, on the December 6th, The Ballroom, Conrad Dubai.

10.2016

Dubai Design Week 2016 | ANARCHITECT will be supporting the RIBA, RIBA Gulf and British Council UAE in this year’s Dubai Design Week to host the exhibition ‘IDEAS FOR THE OPEN CITY’ curated by Allies and Morrison in Building 3, unit 304 Dubai Design District 25th-29th Oct from 10am – 9pm

09.2016

Talks | ANARCHITECT Director Jonathan Ashmore will be holding a seminar in the upcoming IPAX Africa&Arabia International Property Summit on the regional opportunities to Redevelop, Reiterate and Repurpose existing buildings & structures. 21 September 21st, 2016 at  JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.

08.2016

CID Awards Judging | Following two consecutive years which saw ANARCHITECT proudly awarded Residential Interior of the Year (2014) and American Hardwood Export Council Award(2015) at the CID Awards, Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore is invited to be on this years’ expert judging panel to review and eventually decide upon the very best projects submitted for each of this year’s Interior categories. Good luck to all entrants.

For more information please visit https://lnkd.in/fV9B8wC

07.2016

Architectural Digest ME Top 50 | ANARCHITECT has been selected as one of the Top Fifty Architecture and Interior Practices in the Middle East with Practice Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore honoured to feature on this month’s front cover of Architectural Digest amongst distinguished peers.

05.2016

Talks | ANARCHITECT Founder &  Director Jonathan Ashmore will be sharing a panel discussion on ‘Shaping Space for Human Experience’ with Karim Rashid, Pallavi Dean and Herve Collignon, moderated by Isabel Pintado at this year’s INDEX Design Talks. May 24th, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

05.2016

Milan Design Week 2016 | ANARCHITECT Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore is captured in Milan during the 55th International Salone del Mobile. To hear his thoughts about design in the city please visit https://vimeo.com/166649953

03.2016

Royal College of Art Secret Postcards 2016 | Today is the final day of Art Week Dubai and last chance to visit and purchase unique postcard art works from the Royal College of Art RCA Secret Dubai. Try to discover secret pieces by ANARCHITECT Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore at either Alserkal Avenue or Art Dubai locations.

12.2015

Powerlist 50 2015 | CID recognises ANARCHITECT Founder and Director Jonathan Ashmore amongst the most influential 50 individuals in the Middle East’s design sector in 2015.

10.2015

Dubai Design Week 2015 | As part of the inaugural Dubai Design Week, ANARCHITECT Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore will be hosting a discussion on ‘Vernacular Architecture’ with Panellists Brian Johnson, Managing Partner at GAJ Architects; Architect and Academic, Adina Hempel and Sumaya Dabbagh Principal at Dabbagh Architects. The talk will take place Downtown Design auditorium at d3 Dubai on Fri 30th Oct at 7pm.

03.2015

Royal College of Art Secret Postcards 2015 | Today is the RCA Secret Dubai sale day at Art Dubai. Which postcard will you choose – maybe you will discover a piece by ANARCHITECT Principal Jonathan Ashmore.

RCA Secret Dubai is an exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks by regional and internationally acclaimed artists and designers, plus up-and-coming graduates from the Royal College of Art. Taking place at Art Dubai, it’s a chance to get your hands on original works of art for a small price, while supporting students at a formative time in their careers. Each postcard in RCA Secret Dubai is signed only on the back, so collectors don’t know the identity of the artists until they have made their purchases.

02.2015

British Council Cultural Excellence Fellowship | ANARCHITECT Founder & Director Jonathan Ashmore is honoured as a Pioneer-Mentor at the Majlis of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan following the completion of the two years Cultural Excellence Fellowship training program.

The two-year initiative was launched in 2014 by the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and the British Council in association with Mubadala. The Cultural Excellence Fellowship (CEF) sought to inspire and equip Emirati citizens mentored by selected creative professionals, with the skills and knowledge to pursue creative entrepreneurship and careers in the cultural industries