December 14, 2018

Dining out in style – Apex Green

Apex Green

Having decided to redevelop the bustling Al Aali shopping complex in Bahrain, the owner wanted to maximise retail opportunities for its myriad boutique shops and art displays while also providing a cafe haven from which to admire the Mall’s combination of Arabic and contemporary styles. All while keeping its doors open… Al Aali shopping complex, located in the business district of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Seef area, is a unique example of contemporary architecture combined with traditional Arabic elements and styles. Opened in 1996, it covers around 52,000m². Apex Green was offered the chance to design both districts of this newly developed area of a busy commercial complex. The client’s brief specified two…

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Singapore High Stakes – Wilson McWilliam Studio

Andrew Wilson and Gavin McWilliam of Wilson McWilliam Studio review their success at the Singapore Garden Festival, where they won both Gold and Best of Show – Landscape Garden for their garden Sacred Grove When the invitation to exhibit at the Singapore Garden Festival came, Gavin and I leapt at the opportunity – it was a chance to design for a different climate in a show that’s attracting worldwide attention. The garden would be in the open air, located on the Meadow, a circle of grass within Gardens by the Bay (all previous shows have been indoors). The meadow is densely irrigated meaning no dig was allowed and the garden had…

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The Big Interview – Kamelia Bin Zaal

Kamelia Bin Zaal

Pro Landscaper Gulf interviews the first Emirati to design a show garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We ask Kamelia Bin Zaal, Creative Director at Al Barari, about her career in garden design, how she got involved with the prestigious London event and why she’s planning for a greener future in her home country How did you get into garden design? I grew up watching my father, who was always in the garden. He loves fl owers and the sense of peace a garden can give. I worked in the government for four years and while I enjoyed it, I felt as if something was missing….

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Top deck

deck

Timber specialist Karl Harrison extols the virtues of good quality external wooden flooring. Timber flooring for outside Whether it’s a new development, private garden or the most opulent roof top terrace, timber should form an important and integral element of the design. Provided the right specification of timber has been considered, and the installation has been well thought out and managed, it will justify the designer’s choice of material. Natural and tactile Nature has provided us with some incredible materials. Timber is one of its most versatile and works perfectly as flooring for high-end gardens. The colours are varied and…

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Dining out in style

style

Having decided to redevelop the bustling Al Aali shopping complex in Bahrain, the owner wanted to maximise retail opportunities for its myriad boutique shops and art displays while also providing a  safe haven from which to admire the Mall’s combination of Arabic and contemporary styles. All while keeping its doors open… Al Aali shopping complex, located in the business district of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Seef area, is a unique example of contemporary architecture combined with traditional Arabic elements and styles. Opened in 1996, it covers around 52,000m². Apex Green was offered the chance to design both districts of this…

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