Examining the role of culture, heritage and context, as a new value structure enforces itself around us, could 2021 be the turning point for a more considered and conscious design approach?

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About Aline Asmar D’Amman
Founder of Culture in Architecture in Beirut and in Paris, Beirut-born Aline Asmar d’Amman had the deep belief in the power of beauty to ‘add to the poetic soul of the world’ and provoke addictive memories of places, in the fields of architecture, interiors, furniture design and artistic direction. Aline Asmar d’Amman and her studio Culture in Architecture were recently entrusted with the interior design and the art curation for the renovation of one of the jewels of Venice, Palazzo Donà Giovannelli, a Rosewood Hotel, with the ownership of the leading property development company Barletta Group.

About Jonathan Ashmore
Jonathan Ashmore is the Founder and Principal Architect of award-winning RIBA Chartered Practice ANARCHITECT, based in Dubai and London. A practicing architect and active design critic, Ashmore is a post-graduate of the Bartlett School of Architecture, member of the RIBA Gulf Chapter and a British Council Cultural Excellence Fellowship Mentor. In a short time, Ashmore has won the international interest of design-conscious clientele, thanks to his refined approach and contemporary aesthetics, with a signature style of translating architecture across diverse scales of design with superlative craft, detail and materiality. Together with his team, Ashmore creates highly refined buildings, spaces, and objects beautifully balanced in form and function. Continuously pushing the boundaries of architectural discourse to deliver projects at the crux of understated luxury and contextually modern architecture, Jonathan’s work has gained international recognition through invited creative collaborations with Burberry, Wallpaper* Magazine and projects regularly published in the global design press.

About SIBYL Studio
SIBYL Design Studio is multidisciplinary, based in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah and branched in Riyadh City. Founded in 2016 by two-Saudi female architects, driven by the vision of innovation and creativity. Being a "Full-Pack" agency, we work within the fields of architecture and interior design combined with our expertise in brand identity design and strategy. With a focus on user-experience through creating high-quality designs and challenging the norms of the typical architectural language locally seen, transcending these ideas into reality.