New developments in design in the United Arab Emerites have changed forever the face of world architecture. Here, the traditional Islamic culture co-exists with a radical movement towards modernity, resulting in a futuristic architecture, dominated by skyscrapers that seem to defy gravity, and constructions that embody the cutting-edge of technology. To record the height of the buildings are flanked by the spectacular rotating skyscrapers, almost dream like imagination of new forms, plans for the construction of huge artificial islands that affect entire coastal stretches, in a general challenge to the climate and environment. In an economic environment where everything is possible and can become real, this book offers a snapshot of an image inevitably surprising growth for the speed of implementation. The designers involved belong to some of the largest international firms and the entire star system (Ateliers Jean Nouvel, SOM, Zaha Hadid & associates, Foster+Partners, ws Atkins & partners,OMA, etc.) is required to give a cultural and express a new idea of the city. From state-of-the-art hotels to luxury residences to the headquarters of some of the world’s most important financial institutions, specially commissioned photographs showcase the innovations that make this an area of great interest to design professionals. Superb images depict the graceful sail-shaped silhouette of the opulent seven-star hotel Burj Al Arab and convey the majesty of the twin Emirates Towers. Other remarkable structures featured in this book include Dubai Sports City, Hydropolis Underwater Resort Hotel, Media-1, and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Tower, to name just a few.

Architektur ohne Grenzen: Die visionären Bauten der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate

BELLINI, OSCAR EUGENIO;DAGLIO, LAURA
2008

Abstract

New developments in design in the United Arab Emerites have changed forever the face of world architecture. Here, the traditional Islamic culture co-exists with a radical movement towards modernity, resulting in a futuristic architecture, dominated by skyscrapers that seem to defy gravity, and constructions that embody the cutting-edge of technology. To record the height of the buildings are flanked by the spectacular rotating skyscrapers, almost dream like imagination of new forms, plans for the construction of huge artificial islands that affect entire coastal stretches, in a general challenge to the climate and environment. In an economic environment where everything is possible and can become real, this book offers a snapshot of an image inevitably surprising growth for the speed of implementation. The designers involved belong to some of the largest international firms and the entire star system (Ateliers Jean Nouvel, SOM, Zaha Hadid & associates, Foster+Partners, ws Atkins & partners,OMA, etc.) is required to give a cultural and express a new idea of the city. From state-of-the-art hotels to luxury residences to the headquarters of some of the world’s most important financial institutions, specially commissioned photographs showcase the innovations that make this an area of great interest to design professionals. Superb images depict the graceful sail-shaped silhouette of the opulent seven-star hotel Burj Al Arab and convey the majesty of the twin Emirates Towers. Other remarkable structures featured in this book include Dubai Sports City, Hydropolis Underwater Resort Hotel, Media-1, and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Tower, to name just a few.
White Star Verlag
9783867260763
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