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OFFICE OF THE FUTURE / FUTURE FOUNDATION PAVILLION in Dubai, UAE by Killa Architectural Design

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: Killa Architectural Design

Killa Design (along with Gensler) has developed the world’s first fully functional and permanently occupied 3D printed building in Dubai, UAE. 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.

Image Courtesy © Killa Architectural Design

Image Courtesy © Killa Architectural Design

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Dubai 2020 rail link in UAE by Weston Williamson+Partners

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Weston Williamson+Partners 

Dubai World Expo 2020 is one of the most important private sector events in the recent history of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai as the host, aims to make this opportunity a symbol of pride for the country and the region.

It is in this context that his Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, recently announced the winners of the prestigious ’Route 2020’ Rail link competition.

Image Courtesy © Weston Williamson+Partners

Image Courtesy © Weston Williamson+Partners

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1/JBR in Dubai, UAE by EDGE Design

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: EDGE Design 

In its’ quest to discover the best designs and projects in the Middle East and Africa, the International Property Awards in London invited companies to present their finest work. The judging committee chaired by four active members of the House of Lords scrutinised hundreds of entries and EDGE Design has been informed that it has won an African and Arabian Property Award 2016-2017 in the Residential High-rise Development category, for their work on the 1/JBR project by Dubai Properties.

Image Courtesy © EDGE Design

Image Courtesy © EDGE Design

  • Architects: EDGE Design
  • Project: 1/JBR
  • Location: Dubai, UAE

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SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL in Dubai, UAE by CEBRA landscape

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: CEBRA landscape

Danish CEBRA architecture reveals a new school project in the United Arab Emirates. In the school part of the teaching will take place outside.

The architectural design of the school in the sustainable city is now official. The school is planned to be built inside the first residential community of its kind in Dubai, and the project aims at rethinking teaching and learning environments in a sustainable way. The forward-thinking school is designed by Danish architect and design practice CEBRA and landscape architect SLA.

Image Courtesy © Renders: CEBRA landscape: SLA

Image Courtesy © Renders: CEBRA landscape: SLA

  • Architects: CEBRA landscape
  • Project: SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL
  • Location: The Sustainable City, Dubai, UAE
  • Renders: CEBRA landscape: SLA
  • Client: Diamond Developers
  • Landscape: SLA
  • Collaboration: Act NOW
  • Size: 10,000 m2

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Al Ain Oasis World Class Medical Clinic with Bungalows Residence in Dubai, UAE by Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The facility includes a Chelation Clinic, Integrated Dental Domes, a Healing Clinic and individual Bungalows for patient’s private residence. Overlooking Al Ain Lake and the oasis surroundings, the tower rests to the ground on pilotis which minimizes impacts on coast line. Likewise, offshore bungalows frees the littoral from construction.

Overlooking Al Ain Lake and the oasis surroundings the tower rests to the ground on pilotis which minimizes impacts on coast line. Likewise, offshore bungalows frees the littoral from construction, Image Courtesy © Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

Overlooking Al Ain Lake and the oasis surroundings the tower rests to the ground on pilotis which minimizes impacts on coast line. Likewise, offshore bungalows frees the littoral from construction, Image Courtesy © Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)

  • Architects: Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co)
  • Project: Al Ain Oasis World Class Medical Clinic with Bungalows Residence
  • Location: (Emirates Al Maha Desert Eco Resort & Spa.) Al Ain Oasis, Dubai, UAE
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3D
  • Client (2006): ITAD (Minneapolis-Dubai) – PARISii Holding LCC (Paris-Dubai)
  • Local architect: Qattan Architects, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Engineers for the Bungalows Residence: Steve Huey, Wallace engineering, Kansas City. Mo (US). (2006)
  • Manufacture & engineering for the bungalows: A.Zahner.co, Kansas City. Mo. (2006)
  • Super Pressure Balloon: Raven Aerostar, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, US
  • Date: 2006 – 2014

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Huawei UAE Headquarters in Dubai by 10design

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: 10design

Huawei recently announced its partnership with MENA’s largest ICT hub, Dubai Internet City (DIC) – a member of TECOM Group, to establish its national headquarters in the UAE.  This long term investment will help to drive the country’s vision to make Dubai the smartest city in the world.

Image Courtesy © 10design

Image Courtesy © 10design

  • Architects: 10design
  • Project: Huawei UAE Headquarters
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Client: TECOM
  • Architectural Design Team: Nick Cordingley, Chris Jones, Kishor Lad, Jamie Webb, Eugene de Villiers, Alexey Golbraykh, Sean Quinn, George Aguirre, Karolina Kurzak, and Janet Tam
  • CGI Team: Jon Martin, Yasser Salomon, Peter Alsterholm, David Guardado, and Laura Simonsen
  • Space Type: Grade A Office, Retail and F&B
  • Service: Architecture, Sustainability, CGI
  • Site Area: 2791 sqm
  • GFA: 8195 sqm
  • Height: 30m

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Wind Tower in UAE by Peter Stasek Architects

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Article source: Peter Stasek Architects

The global climate change leaves visible traces in the environment which sometimes emerge in the form of scars or devastation or simply represent the disappearance of something that has always been present. Humans struggle against this largely selfinflicted new world order and continuously try to slow this process down. The evershrinking glaciers in the high mountains are covered with awnings during summer and the regions which are endangered by sea flooding are equipped with new ramparts and sluices in order to protect the coast. Just as the tsunamis, the hurricanes transform the man-made environment in large stretches of land into a mishmash at one go, which makes it hard to guess what kind of function its components had to fulfill in the past. A new kind of aesthetics defined by chaos.

Image Courtesy © Peter Stasek Architects

Image Courtesy © Peter Stasek Architects

  • Architects: Peter Stasek Architects
  • Project: Wind Tower
  • Location: UAE
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, 3ds Max, Photoshop
  • Inspiration: The concept “Wind Tower 2016″ represents a kind of skyscraper which is shaped by tsunami and hurricane masses. A trapped cloud in its free form, pending in the air and only fixed by the core, still demonstrating its homogeneity (resonance) to the floating streams of air.
  • Production/Realization Technology: 3D-sand printed facade patterns with integrated glass fronts, Carbon fiber reinforced polyamide for Down Wind Turbine casing. Wind Tower is situated on an artificial sand island with a road access from the mainland
  • Specifications/ Technical Properties: 250m height
  • TeamMembers (1): Peter Stasek Architect and Simon Wagner – 3D Visualization
  • Tags: Peter Stasek, Wind Tower, Wind Tower 2016, matrixX architectures, matrixX architectrues by Peter Stasek,Simon Wagner,3D-square Wagner
  • Research Abstract: How to create a building, which is shaped by tsunami and hurricane masses. A new kind of aesthetics generated by chaos.
  • Challenge: A new order generated from chaos. As a new challenge, one could try to develop new urban structures and architectural forms which are not in contrast to but in conformity with the forces of nature which are able to further develop their potential of strength as a result of the global climate change.
  • Added Date: 2016-04-03 21:35:06

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Wasit Natural Reserve Visitor Centre in Sharjah, UAE by x-architects

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: x-architects

Wasit Natural Reserve was originally a waste-water and rubbish dump. The rehabilitation process of the damaged eco-system started in 2005, 40,000m2 of rubbish removed, 35,000 trees been re-planted, healing the land from toxic chemicals and conservation of the Unique salt flats and coastal sand dunes.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: x-architects
  • Project: Wasit Natural Reserve Visitor Centre
  • Location: Sharjah, UAE 
  • Photography: Nelson Garrido
  • Client: EPAA, Environmental and Protected Area Authority
  • Built Up Area: 2,534 sqm
  • Status: Built
  • Scope Architecture: / MasterPlan/ Environmental Consultancy

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Victory Heights Primary School in Dubai, UAE by R+D Studio

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: R+D Studio

Located inside the Sports City of Dubai, Victory Heights is a primary school spread over an area of 1.5 acres. The client’s brief envisioned the school to be a space that is conducive to a child’s evolutionary development – almost like a trigger where he/she is driven to act, explore, discover, invent and most importantly, be inquisitive. The design followed through by manifesting itself into an organic entity, almost like a little children’s village. Rather than exemplifying the typology of an academic quadrangle, the school functions as an arrangement of clusters that are strung together around different ‘Pods’ of interaction.The complex includes a primary school wing, a Kindergarten wing, and accompanying recreational and administration areas. Through this broader classification into two separate wings, a central courtyard emerges, where the children of different age groups can converge, interact and play with each other.

Image Courtesy © Edmund Sumner

Image Courtesy © Edmund Sumner

  • Architects: R+D Studio India
  • Project: Victory Heights Primary School
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Photography: Edmund Sumner
  • Developer: Dinesh Kothari, VineetaNayyar
  • Team: Shikha Doogar, Shridhar Rao, Rachita Malhotra, Neha Yadav, Aditi Bhatia, Anshul Kapoor, Samiksha Khanna, Harshat Verma, Mudit Gupta, Aarushi Kalra, Sanchit Arora, Shreya Gera.
  • Program: British Curriculum Primary School
  • Collaborators: Al Saraya Engineering Consultants, Aselmech Engineering
  • Area: 6,160 sqm.
  • Completion: 2015

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FLASH Entertainment New Offices in Abu Dhabi, UAE by M+N Architecture

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Article source: M+N Architecture 

With the newly completed project for the new offices of FLASH Entertainment at twofour54, M+N Architecture reconfirmed its ability to work with prominent clients to develop unconventional and customized designs for the working environment.

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

  • Architects: M+N Architecture 
  • Project: FLASH Entertainment New Offices
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Photography: Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography
  • Project Team: Lorenzo Zoli, Alessandra Barilaro, Giulio Asso, Marco Barazzuoli
  • Client: FLASH Entertainment
  • Consultant: M+N Architecture
  • Date of occupancy : July 2015
  • Area: 1100 sqm
  • Contractor: Life Space Interior Design

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