Congratulations to our IT Manager Meisam Taheri who gained 2nd place in the third round of the Nascar Euro Series at Brands Hatch UK Proudly sponsored by Killa Design
We are proud and absolutely delighted to sponsor our IT Manager Sam Taheri’s upcoming NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season which opens in Brands Hatch, Kent, UK next week.
On June 10th and 11th 2017, Sam will blast off on his #77 Killa Design modified Chevrolet SS in both the ELITE 1 and the ELITE 2 Division for the rest of the NASCAR season.
Born in a little town called Takestan in Iran, Sam’s passion for cars developed early. He was always taking them apart to see how improvements could be made. As a young adult armed with a degree in Computer Science, Sam’s first steps were at the karting races that had just started at the Dubai Autodrome. He joined the racing school and volunteered as a safety marshal. Today, he mentors young car and speed enthusiasts at the school.
Everything shifted into top gear in 2005 when Sam began racing professionally.
“Racing is my blood,” he says “and I will race for as long as I can.” Sam divides his time between the Killa Design office and racing which takes him to motor racing circuits around the world with the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium being his favourite.
On Saturday, June 10th we hope Sam will steer the #77 Killa Design Chevy to the first of many wins.
Industry journal Middle East Architect magazine has published its annual Power List of 40 most powerful architects in the Middle East 2017 – and Killa Design is proud to have Shaun Killa top the list at #1.
The listing includes the 40 architects who greatly influence the Middle East architectural landscape with a continued presence demonstrating an inspired commitment to the region.
The article refers to Shaun’s impressive portfolio spanning nearly 20 years within the Middle East and his passion for sustainable design. It also refers to Killa Design’s flagship, iconic project – Museum of the Future which ‘is set to reflect visions for change in the future by focusing on technology prototypes. A feature will be “innovation laboratories” which will spotlight education, health, smart cities, energy and transportation.’
Click here to read the full article.
Killa Design’s (along with Gensler and Bene ME) Office of the Future has won the Identity Design Awards – Innovation by Design Award 2016.
The Office of the Future building is currently the temporary home for the Dubai Future Foundation as well as an exhibition space and incubator for future emerging technologies in the region. The entire structure was printed in concrete using an additive manufacturing technique. It is truly the first fully occupied building in the world to be constructed using such techniques.
As part of our wider initiative to be involved in the most cutting edge and innovative projects, we made use of a super insulated cladding system constructed using computer controlled manufacturing techniques to create the unique form of the building.Unique in its design and modularity, the office has been hailed as ‘a ground breaking example of computer controlled fabrication’ in building construction.
Ben Piper, partner at Killa Design and the architect behind the masterplan and cladding design says: ‘The progressive design of the office conveys a shift from the traditional form of work environments thus paving the way for stimulating innovation and communication within teams.”
The structure of the building was manufacturing using an additive concrete ‘printing’ technique using a 3D printer 20 feet high, 120 feet long and 40 feet wide. The cladding was fabricated using insulated panels custom cut to form the complex geometry of the façade.