News & Events

March 24, 2022

1/JBR as viewed from the adjacent Ritz-Carlton Hotel at JBR. Elegant and slender, it has an aspect ratio of 1:12. Completed by DCC, the project’s Main Contractor and designed and supervised to completion by EDGE in February 2020, it stands tall on the JBR Beachfront and is a landmark in Dubai.

March 4, 2021

Ivar Krasinski AIA EDGE Founding Partner & Design Director has been listed as one of the 30 Influential Architects in MENA by Design Middle East.
Ivar has over 25 years of experience as a Design Director and Master Planner, focusing on sustainability, simplicity and creativity. Net Zero and pandemic-responsive design are at the top of his agenda today.
His work representing EDGE Architects have won multiple recognitions, including the multi-award winning 1/JBR, KAEC and MASDAR.

December 4, 2019

Ivar Krasinski receiving the 1/JBR trophy for Residential Project of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2019 Gala Ceremony. “Dubai-based architecture and consultant firm Edge Architects has won the Residential Project of the Year category at the Construction Week Awards 2019, held at Dubai’s JW Marriott Marquis on the 4 December, for the 1/JBR development.” further deatils in the following link:

June 17, 2019

Being the oldest rugby club in the United Arab Emirates, the client’s aspiration was to have a clubhouse that would reflect the club’s rich history of over 50 years. The design intent was to give the space a vintage industrial aesthetic using a dark high ceiling, exposed structural elements, painted brick walls and rugged concrete flooring.

May 16, 2019

It’s no secret that the construction industry is massively male biased. A CIOB article published on November 1, 2017 revealed that women make up only 13% of construction sector workers, while only 2% of workers on-site are female. These are staggering numbers that must be addressed, particularly as the demand for talent to build future cities, and infrastructure, is expected to skyrocket in the coming years.

It is understood by some, that a project’s success depends on a strong pre-concept, or at latest, concept stage. Making the wrong big moves early in the design process can quickly result in a project which underperforms or fails entirely. 

Ivar Krasinski, Design Director
April 11, 2019

For The 1/JBR design, we used BIM, which itself is not that unusual anymore. What is crucial is the way BIM is implemented in the process of design.

April 8, 2019

1/JBR will stand apart from the overwhelming majority of today’s multi-unit buildings. The uniqueness of the scheme comes from the fact that in the lower two thirds of the building, each elevator lobby will be shared by only two neighbours per floor.