The furniture collection by Aljoud Lootah takes inspiration from the traditional Areesh structures

With her latest collection of furniture, presented during Dubai Design Week, the Algerian designer Aljoud Lootah pays tribute to the architecture of traditional Areesh dwellings, in Saudi Arabia. The designer uses modern materials to reinterpret the traditional architectural language of these structures and create furniture that catches the light in unique ways.

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In England, a high-tech bus allows tired travellers to catch up on their sleep

Tired of the hustle and bustle of public transport, which is hardly conducive to catching up on lost hours of sleep? An architectural firm based in Surrey, in the suburbs of London, has created a vehicle for people leaving the capital after a night of partying that enables them to rest during their journey home: the Snoozeliner is equipped with designer beds and the latest technology to promote optimal rest.

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Andrés Jaque opens a marble restaurant in Madrid

Architect Andrés Jaque has completed the construction of ‘Romola’, a magnificent restaurant in the centre of Madrid. Situated in the location of an old mid-century garage built by architect Gutierrez Soto, it contrasts with the austere shop fronts of the surrounding buildings thanks to its experimental design, of which marble is the central element, its bright colours and open street façade.

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