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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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A world-wide unique facade made of LUCEM Light Transmitting Concrete in Abu Dhabi, UAE by LUCEM Lichtbeton

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: LUCEM Lichtbeton

Every Facade Panels is unique:
Projecting Letters become a fascinating Lighting Show at night

Due to its rapid Growth the Arabic Emirate of Abu Dhabi is considered to be among the most modern cities of the world. Its impressive high-rise towers and architectural distinctive buildings with the generously expanded roads and highways characterize the cityscape. Part of such buildings are a large number of newly constructed magnificent Mosques such as for example the Al Aziz Mosque which has been opened with the beginning of Ramadan 2015 on the Al Reem Island. Architect of this project is the reputable APG Architecture and Planning Group who is responsible for many prominent projects in UAE and in the arabic World. With this new Mosque APG has introduced innovative and new ideas and concepts with the use of Light Transmitting Concrete technology for the construction of unique and distinguished Facades. The Al Aziz Mosque Project was provided with worldwide unique and impressive Facade elements that were designed, produced and installed by LUCEM Lichtbeton.

Image Courtesy © LUCEM Lichtbeton

Image Courtesy © LUCEM Lichtbeton

  • Architects: LUCEM Lichtbeton
  • Project: A world-wide unique facade made of LUCEM Light Transmitting Concrete
  • Location:  Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Client: HAMG, Hasan Abdullah Mohammed Group, Abu Dhabi
  • Architect and Consultant: APG Architecture and Planning Group, Abu Dhabi
  • Idea of illuminated Calligraphy: APG/Abu Dhabi, ALD/Germany, LUCEM/Germany
  • General Contractor: ARABTEC, Dubai
  • Installation: SALAM Enterprises, Dubai / LUCEM, Germany
  • Panel Dimensions: 1800 mm x 1400 mm and 3600 mm x 1400 mm
  • Panel Thickness: 40 mm plus 30 mm protruding Arabic Letters
  • Façade: Total Area: 515 m2
  • Lighting Technique: Water proof light modules type OSRAM „Back-LED plus” IP 66 with individually developed  LUCEM Maintenance System
  • Completion Date: May 2015
  • Opening Date: Ramadan 2015 (18. Juni 2015)

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Al Zorah Pavilion in Ajman, UAE by Annabel Karim Kassar (Annaka Fzco)

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Annabel Karim Kassar (Annaka Fzco) 

Al Zorah pavilion in Ajman is a landmark, it is the first project to be implemented on site, as part of the city’s redevelopment. The structure is a 4 500 Msq multifunctional center dedicated to Administration, Culture and Entertainment overlooking the mangrove of Ajman.

Image Courtesy © Tony Elieh

Image Courtesy © Tony Elieh

  • Architects: Annabel Karim Kassar (ANNAKA fzco)
  • Project: Al Zorah Pavilion
  • Location: Ajman, UAE
  • Photography: Tony Elieh
  • Project architect:  Rabih Zeidan
  • Collaborators: Walid Hamze, Nehmat Alameh, Violaine Jeantet, Jean Sfeir
  • Area: 4,500 m2
  • Footprint: 45x45m
  • Height from mangrove side: 14m
  • Completion: Early 2014

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Viola Communications Office in Abu Dhabi, UAE by M+N Architecture

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Article source: M+N Architecture

The project is about the interior fit-out of the new headquarters of the well-known company Viola Communications in twofour54, the media free zone of Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. It can be considered the first innovative and conceptual office design in the emirate, where the classic scheme of the typical workplace is re-invented and the traditional arrangement of the office functions into “rooms and corridors” is replaced by a fluid, informal and interactive space. In this innovative design,relationships between users are set to be a priority and an accomplishing remarkable success to the challenge of mixing the local taste with modern interpretation.

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

  • Architects: M+N Architecture
  • Project: Viola Communications Office
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Photography: Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography
  • Project Team: Lorenzo Zoli, Alessandra Barilaro, Giulio Asso, Marco Barazzuoli
  • Client: Viola Communications
  • Date of occupancy: November 2014
  • Area: 1.463 sqm
  • Contractor: Life Space Interior Design
  • Sub-Contractors: Iwin, Leaders Decor, Supersign, Vista Systems, Zoom Interiors.
  • Manufacturers: All+,Artemide, Buro45, Duffy London, Ege Carpet, Herman Miller, Lucenova, Moving

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The Residences at Marina Gate in Dubai, UAE by Aedas

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Article source: Aedas

Designed by Aedas, the project occupies one of the best locations in Dubai Marina, facing the Arabian Gulf on one side and the Dubai Marina on the other. It consists of three residential towers standing above a cluster of podium loft units with retail facilities at lower levels. The towers range from 43 to 56 storeys, offering spacious, modern apartments and duplex penthouses. They are tied together by a seven-storey podium that houses waterfront villas and boutique retail units. Each building has its own tropical pool deck, gym and facilities.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: The Residences at Marina Gate
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Client: Select Group
  • Gross floor area: 210,000 sq m
  • Completion year: 2017 (Phase 1)

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Bee’ah Headquarters in Sharjah, UAE by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading fully integrated environmental and waste management company has commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects to build its new Headquarters building in Sharjah, UAE, following the 2013 international competition.

The new Headquarters building is part of Bee’ah’s ongoing investment to transform attitudes and behaviours in individuals, communities, businesses and cities by providing the infrastructure, tools and support to achieve their environmental goals. Working towards achieving its Zero-Waste to landfill, cleaner air and water, renewable energy and sustainable future targets, Bee’ah is developing and providing coherent and sustainable environmental solutions to meet the challenges of the community it serves.

Image Courtesy © ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Bee’ah Headquarters
  • Location: Sharjah, UAE
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Project Associate: Tariq Khayyat
  • ZHA Project Architect: Kutbuddin Nadiadi
  • ZHA Design Team: Xiaosheng Li, Gerry Cruz, Yuxi Fu, Drew Merkle, Vivian Pashiali, Edward Luckmann, Eleni Mente, Kwanphil Cho, Mu Ren, Harry Ibbs, Mostafa El Sayed, Suryansh Chandra, Thomas Jensen, Alexandra Fisher, Spyridon Kaprinis
  • ZHA Competition Team: Xiaosheng Li, Gerry Cruz, Yuxi Fu, Drew Merkle, Lauren Barclay, Mostafa El Sayed, Alia Zayani, Mubarak Al Fahim
  • Renders: MIR
  • Landscape: Francis Landscape, Beirut
  • Site Area: 90,000 sq. m.
  • Floor Area: 7,000 sq. m.
  • Height: 18 m.

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AXIOM TOWN HEADQUARTER COMPLEX IN DUBAI SILICON OASIS, UAE BY MBAD ARQUITECTOS+X ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: MBAD ARQUITECTOS+X ARCHITECTS

THE SITE IS LOCATED IN DUBAI SILICON OASIS, WHICH IS A 7.2 KM.SQ FREE ZONE IN DUBAI. IT HAS A FINISHED NETWORK OF ROADS ALLOWING QUICK ACCESS TO DUBAI’S MAJOR HIGHWAYS. ALTHOUGH THE AREA IS AN ARID, UNBOUND AREA THAT IS STILL DEVELOPING, ANY NEW CONSTRUCTION SHOULD RELATE TO THIS CONTEXT.

Image Courtesy © MBAD ARQUITECTOS + X ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © MBAD ARQUITECTOS + X ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: MBAD ARQUITECTOS + X ARCHITECTS
  • Project: AXIOM TOWN HEADQUARTER COMPLEX
  • Location: DUBAI SILICON OASIS, UAE
  • Collaborators: Paolo Russi, Marcelo Benvenutto
  • Site area: 410000 sqf (38090 mts2)
  • Project area: 178141 sqf (16257 mts2)

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