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12.2020

International Talk on Ethical Spaces | Looking forward to ANARCHITECT®’s Founder Jonathan Ashmore being part of #TheArtDialogue discussing Ethical Spaces in Art + Architecture with a great panel. Tune in today from 13:00 GMT – 15:00 GMT via enquiries@phenne.com

11.2020

The emirate’s first Architectural Festival | Excited about ANARCHITECT®’s participation in the inaugural Dubai Design District Architecture Festival in partnership with RIBA Gulf Chapter – starting today. Under the theme ‘Identity, Context and Placemaking in the Gulf’, the Festival will celebrate the achievements of architecture companies in the wider GCC region.
Part of Dubai Design Week.

To find out more please visit: https://lnkd.in/ettZ_6j

11.2020

Premiering today 4pm GST | Tune in today for the Downtown Design, International Trade Fair, Dubai digital Talks program kicking off with ‘A New Design Culture’ expert panel featuring ANARCHITECT®’s Founder and Principal Architect Jonathan Ashmore, Founder of CULTURE IN ARCHITECTURE Aline Asmar d’Amman, Curator and Journalist Marion Vignal and SIBYL Design Studio; moderated by Editor In Chief Architectural Digest Middle East Talib Choudhry.
Part of Dubai Design Week 2020.

Tune in online: https://lnkd.in/e753543

11.2020

Looking forward to ANARCHITECT®’s participation in the inaugural Dubai Design District Architecture Festival in partnership with RIBA Gulf Chapter and in the Downtown Design, International Trade Fair, Dubai Talks program during Dubai Design Week 2020 | Starting tomorrow

Looking back at ANARCHITECT®’s Circadian Light Synthesis installation for DDW18

10.2020

New markets | ANARCHITECT® is excited to have become a member of The British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce – BSCC following the commencement of ANARCHITECT’s unique hospitality and residential projects in Serbia’s burgeoning market. We are thrilled to have our London and Dubai studios work closely with the great team at BSCC and its brilliant network of members to further foster our business communities.

09.2020

Tune in today | Final panel at The GM Debate 2020 centered on future of hotel design, featuring design experts Jonathan Ashmore, founder and director of ANARCHITECT® and Diane Thorsen, design director at Gensler Middle East. Hoteliers on the panel include Justin Kim, GM of The Merchant House Bahrain and Laura Eggleton, GM at Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®). Moderated by Jane O’Neill, editor of Commercial Interior Design, powered by Hotelier Middle East.

Thursday 24th September at 3pm UAE time (Gulf Standard Time).
Register on https://lnkd.in/e_5W45r

08.2020

ANARCHITECT® participates | Dubai Design District Architecture Festival in association with RIBA and RIBA Gulf Chapter.

“Anarchitect, which has offices in Dubai and London, and is one of the first Riba chartered practices in the UAE, will be highlighting its Al Faya Desert Retreat project, which involved a redundant grocery store and clinic in Sharjah being transformed into a boutique hotel.”

– Find out more in The National UAE :
https://lnkd.in/eDPpusF

07.2020

Sharjah Designscape Talks | ANARCHITECT® ‘s Founder Jonathan Ashmore discusses ‘Can Traditional and Modern Coexist?’ hosted by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) alongside fellow panellists; Wael Al-Masri & Mikkel Schlesinger
.
Time: 8pm (UAE) Wednesday 29th July 2020
Register here: https://lnkd.in/eePwe_K

07.2020

ID 50 | ANARCHITECT® Founder and Principal Architect Jonathan Ashmore joins industry peers contributing to design & architecture across the Middle East & North Africa.

07.2020

The National UAE’s LUXURY shares ANARCHITECT® ‘s insights on what will luxury be in a post-coronavirus world. “This will affect human culture. It’ll change human habits,” says Jonathan Ashmore, founder of Anarchitect, a design and architecture practice with branches in Dubai and London. “It’s more about human distribution in space,” says Ashmore. “Not so much isolation and segregation, but how do you harness space? How do you create a sense of intimacy, but also security?
“Luxury can compensate for these new parameters, because it can work with high-quality materials and beautiful lighting; it can look at the composition of space. The most luxurious spaces will be the ones that respond in the most holistic way, where it isn’t overt or obvious,” he continues.

Full article on: https://lnkd.in/e6ZACtt
Available on stands today.

06.2020

ANARCHITECT® Senior Architect Tom Herd (RIBA) shares his insights about the future of workspace design in the latest issue of Commercial Interior Design magazine

https://lnkd.in/gJjBwJz

04.2020

Webinar | ‘Light in Destination Hospitality’ – 22 Apr ’20
Hosted by: Delta Light & Innoval Lighting (Jordan)
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Ashmore from ANARCHITECT®

03.2020

COVID-19 Statement from ANARCHITECT

In these unprecedented times, we draw even more upon our teamwork, collaboration, innovation and humanity with our colleagues, consultants, peers, clients, families, friends and Social Media Community alike.

ANARCHITECT remains inspired, nimble and resourced as ever; and passionate to continue to do what we love to do. This is what keeps us focused and working at full capacity with our talented and professional team adhering to the official stringent health advice and recommendations with organised homeworking in place.

We are privileged to have work across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa managed from our Dubai and London studios, ANARCHITECT has long embraced technology to support our communication, remote working, conference calling and daily site communication for our various and diverse projects across four continents. This experience and efficiencies are now more valuable than ever as we ensure our #1 priority being the health & wellness of our ANARCHITECT extended family and the continued commitment to our projects and our clients.

To our existing and trusted clients; we are pursuing our projects undaunted and to the new clients who continue to call us with new inquires, ANARCHITECT is open and passionate about our Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design, just as we always have been. We will also continue to share our processes and drive through our Media channels in hope to inspire and invigorate our community during these times.

We send our heart to those fearing and those fighting on the front lines right now. When we look back at this moment and reflect upon our individual and collective memories, let us all move forward more aware and humble, understanding new perspectives, more in sync with nature and with a new respect for her.

03.2020

H.H. visit to the Al Faya Retreat | His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi officially opens the Al Faya Lodge Desert Retreat & Spa designed by ANARCHITECT® as part of the Sharjah Collection.

Congratulations to the Clients : Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Operators: Sharjah Collection by Mysk

03.2020

ANARCHITECT London | Domus Nova:
“On Wednesday we hosted the first talk of our ‘Domus Nova in conversation with’ series alongside the award-winning architecture and interior design powerhouse ANARCHITECT®.

Founders Jonathan Ashmore & Militza Ashmore shared their extensive knowledge and insight on everything from the differing worlds of design in Dubai & London, to their exciting new projects and key emerging trends with our co-founder Arnaud Cheung.

If you missed the live stream, you can catch snippets from the night on our Instagram hightlight ‘Domus Talks’ here: https://lnkd.in/gchDcQk

12.2019

Dezeen Top 10 of 2019 | We are excited to share that Al Faya Lodge, Desert Retreat & Spa designed by ANARCHITECT is included in Dezeen’s Top 10 Hotels of 2019.
Link: https://lnkd.in/fpK_BiE

12.2019

AD50 | Architectural Digest Middle East Name’s ANARCHITECT in their prestigious AD 50 list for 2019. The practice is honored to have been selected once again this year amidst an impressive line up of designers and studios who help elevate the Middle-East design scene year-on-year.

12.2019

London Dialogue | ANARCHITECT’s Founder Jonathan Ashmore was invited to participate in an upcoming feature round-table discussion, hosted and (soon to be) published by the UK’s Blueprint magazine . The topic was ‘Interior Design trends in Contemporary Residential, Hotel and Workspaces’ alongside an esteemed panel of industry experts from: Squire and Partners Scott Brownrigg BRINKWORTH DESIGN MINOTTI S.p.A. & Fora

Chaired by Helen Parton

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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12.2020

International Talk on Ethical Spaces | Looking forward to ANARCHITECT®’s Founder Jonathan Ashmore being part of #TheArtDialogue discussing Ethical Spaces in Art + Architecture with a great panel. Tune in today from 13:00 GMT – 15:00 GMT via enquiries@phenne.com

11.2020

The emirate’s first Architectural Festival | Excited about ANARCHITECT®’s participation in the inaugural Dubai Design District Architecture Festival in partnership with RIBA Gulf Chapter – starting today. Under the theme ‘Identity, Context and Placemaking in the Gulf’, the Festival will celebrate the achievements of architecture companies in the wider GCC region.
Part of Dubai Design Week.

To find out more please visit: https://lnkd.in/ettZ_6j

11.2020

Premiering today 4pm GST | Tune in today for the Downtown Design, International Trade Fair, Dubai digital Talks program kicking off with ‘A New Design Culture’ expert panel featuring ANARCHITECT®’s Founder and Principal Architect Jonathan Ashmore, Founder of CULTURE IN ARCHITECTURE Aline Asmar d’Amman, Curator and Journalist Marion Vignal and SIBYL Design Studio; moderated by Editor In Chief Architectural Digest Middle East Talib Choudhry.
Part of Dubai Design Week 2020.

Tune in online: https://lnkd.in/e753543

11.2020

Looking forward to ANARCHITECT®’s participation in the inaugural Dubai Design District Architecture Festival in partnership with RIBA Gulf Chapter and in the Downtown Design, International Trade Fair, Dubai Talks program during Dubai Design Week 2020 | Starting tomorrow

Looking back at ANARCHITECT®’s Circadian Light Synthesis installation for DDW18

10.2020

New markets | ANARCHITECT® is excited to have become a member of The British-Serbian Chamber of Commerce – BSCC following the commencement of ANARCHITECT’s unique hospitality and residential projects in Serbia’s burgeoning market. We are thrilled to have our London and Dubai studios work closely with the great team at BSCC and its brilliant network of members to further foster our business communities.

09.2020

Tune in today | Final panel at The GM Debate 2020 centered on future of hotel design, featuring design experts Jonathan Ashmore, founder and director of ANARCHITECT® and Diane Thorsen, design director at Gensler Middle East. Hoteliers on the panel include Justin Kim, GM of The Merchant House Bahrain and Laura Eggleton, GM at Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®). Moderated by Jane O’Neill, editor of Commercial Interior Design, powered by Hotelier Middle East.

Thursday 24th September at 3pm UAE time (Gulf Standard Time).
Register on https://lnkd.in/e_5W45r

08.2020

ANARCHITECT® participates | Dubai Design District Architecture Festival in association with RIBA and RIBA Gulf Chapter.

“Anarchitect, which has offices in Dubai and London, and is one of the first Riba chartered practices in the UAE, will be highlighting its Al Faya Desert Retreat project, which involved a redundant grocery store and clinic in Sharjah being transformed into a boutique hotel.”

– Find out more in The National UAE :
https://lnkd.in/eDPpusF

07.2020

Sharjah Designscape Talks | ANARCHITECT® ‘s Founder Jonathan Ashmore discusses ‘Can Traditional and Modern Coexist?’ hosted by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) alongside fellow panellists; Wael Al-Masri & Mikkel Schlesinger
.
Time: 8pm (UAE) Wednesday 29th July 2020
Register here: https://lnkd.in/eePwe_K

07.2020

ID 50 | ANARCHITECT® Founder and Principal Architect Jonathan Ashmore joins industry peers contributing to design & architecture across the Middle East & North Africa.

07.2020

The National UAE’s LUXURY shares ANARCHITECT® ‘s insights on what will luxury be in a post-coronavirus world. “This will affect human culture. It’ll change human habits,” says Jonathan Ashmore, founder of Anarchitect, a design and architecture practice with branches in Dubai and London. “It’s more about human distribution in space,” says Ashmore. “Not so much isolation and segregation, but how do you harness space? How do you create a sense of intimacy, but also security?
“Luxury can compensate for these new parameters, because it can work with high-quality materials and beautiful lighting; it can look at the composition of space. The most luxurious spaces will be the ones that respond in the most holistic way, where it isn’t overt or obvious,” he continues.

Full article on: https://lnkd.in/e6ZACtt
Available on stands today.

06.2020

ANARCHITECT® Senior Architect Tom Herd (RIBA) shares his insights about the future of workspace design in the latest issue of Commercial Interior Design magazine

https://lnkd.in/gJjBwJz

04.2020

Webinar | ‘Light in Destination Hospitality’ – 22 Apr ’20
Hosted by: Delta Light & Innoval Lighting (Jordan)
Guest Speaker: Jonathan Ashmore from ANARCHITECT®

03.2020

COVID-19 Statement from ANARCHITECT

In these unprecedented times, we draw even more upon our teamwork, collaboration, innovation and humanity with our colleagues, consultants, peers, clients, families, friends and Social Media Community alike.

ANARCHITECT remains inspired, nimble and resourced as ever; and passionate to continue to do what we love to do. This is what keeps us focused and working at full capacity with our talented and professional team adhering to the official stringent health advice and recommendations with organised homeworking in place.

We are privileged to have work across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa managed from our Dubai and London studios, ANARCHITECT has long embraced technology to support our communication, remote working, conference calling and daily site communication for our various and diverse projects across four continents. This experience and efficiencies are now more valuable than ever as we ensure our #1 priority being the health & wellness of our ANARCHITECT extended family and the continued commitment to our projects and our clients.

To our existing and trusted clients; we are pursuing our projects undaunted and to the new clients who continue to call us with new inquires, ANARCHITECT is open and passionate about our Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design, just as we always have been. We will also continue to share our processes and drive through our Media channels in hope to inspire and invigorate our community during these times.

We send our heart to those fearing and those fighting on the front lines right now. When we look back at this moment and reflect upon our individual and collective memories, let us all move forward more aware and humble, understanding new perspectives, more in sync with nature and with a new respect for her.

03.2020

H.H. visit to the Al Faya Retreat | His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Al Qasimi officially opens the Al Faya Lodge Desert Retreat & Spa designed by ANARCHITECT® as part of the Sharjah Collection.

Congratulations to the Clients : Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Operators: Sharjah Collection by Mysk

03.2020

ANARCHITECT London | Domus Nova:
“On Wednesday we hosted the first talk of our ‘Domus Nova in conversation with’ series alongside the award-winning architecture and interior design powerhouse ANARCHITECT®.

Founders Jonathan Ashmore & Militza Ashmore shared their extensive knowledge and insight on everything from the differing worlds of design in Dubai & London, to their exciting new projects and key emerging trends with our co-founder Arnaud Cheung.

If you missed the live stream, you can catch snippets from the night on our Instagram hightlight ‘Domus Talks’ here: https://lnkd.in/gchDcQk

12.2019

Dezeen Top 10 of 2019 | We are excited to share that Al Faya Lodge, Desert Retreat & Spa designed by ANARCHITECT is included in Dezeen’s Top 10 Hotels of 2019.
Link: https://lnkd.in/fpK_BiE

12.2019

AD50 | Architectural Digest Middle East Name’s ANARCHITECT in their prestigious AD 50 list for 2019. The practice is honored to have been selected once again this year amidst an impressive line up of designers and studios who help elevate the Middle-East design scene year-on-year.

12.2019

London Dialogue | ANARCHITECT’s Founder Jonathan Ashmore was invited to participate in an upcoming feature round-table discussion, hosted and (soon to be) published by the UK’s Blueprint magazine . The topic was ‘Interior Design trends in Contemporary Residential, Hotel and Workspaces’ alongside an esteemed panel of industry experts from: Squire and Partners Scott Brownrigg BRINKWORTH DESIGN MINOTTI S.p.A. & Fora

Chaired by Helen Parton

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