The Edge, Dubai by OAB

Mixed use development designed by Office of Architecture in Barcelona All images and information courtesy of OAB; © by OAB; please note detailed project credits at the end of this post The Office of Architecture in Barcelona has provided desMena with this material on one of their Mena projects. THE EDGE The Project is based […]

ADIC Towers Abu Dhabi designed by Aedas

Winning competition entry for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council All images, plans and information courtesy of Aedas; Images and plans © by Aedas Sustainable design derived from regional building tradition Aedas has won an international competition to design a landmark development for the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC). The project will transform a total site […]

Lock Island Bridges by UNStudio

A bridge design and structural system inspired by arabic patterns All images and information courtesy of UNStudio; see end of the article for detailed credits UNStudio are the designers behind this group of bridges designed for a new community along the Arabian Canal. Lock Island Bridges, Dubai, UAE, 2008 The lock island bridges are part […]

Horizontal Sky by Coop Himmelb(l)au

“Horizontal Sky at Khor Dubai Wharfage”, DUBAI, UAE All images and information courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au; image © Armin Hess, ISOCHROM Coop Himmelb(l)au architects have provided us with the third project of their design trilogy for the Dubai creek area. Read the details here on desMena… Horizontal Sky Horizontal Sky is a new concept for spatial […]

W Hotel, Dubai by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

A fresh approach at beachfront hospitality by the french architectural firm All images, plans and information courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel; © by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, refer to credits at the end of the article for more details Ateliers Jean Nouvel have provided us with extensive material on their design for the W Hotel in […]

‘design as reform’ – traffic design competition vol.2

traffic announces the second traffic design competition entitled ‘design as reform’ image and text courtesy of traffic, image © by traffic Traffic gallery anounces its  second design competition:

Empire Tower by Aedas

Awarded “Best High-Rise Architecture” in 2008 at the CNBC Arabian Property Awards we take a closer look at Aedas’ Abu Dhabi Project All images, plans and text “Empire Tower” courtesy of Aedas, images and plans © by Aedas. Global design firm Aedas allow us to have a closer look at their Empire Tower project in […]

Heritage Crossing by Coop Himmelb(l)au

“Two Iconic Structures Across Dubai Creek”, Dubai, UAE (2008) All images and information courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au – all images © Armin Hess, ISOCHROM. See full post for detailed credits.  Copyright by desMena Coop Himmelb(l)au have provided us with detailed information on their design for “Two Iconic Structures Across Dubai Creek”, Dubai, UAE (2008). The […]

Dubai Gateway by Coop Himmelb(l)au

“Two Iconic Structures Across Dubai Creek”, Dubai, UAE (2008) All images and information courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au – all images © Armin Hess, ISOCHROM. See full post for detailed credits.  Copyright by desMena Coop Himmelb(l)au have provided us with detailed information on their design for “Two Iconic Structures Across Dubai Creek”, Dubai, UAE (2008). The […]

Masdar Plaza Abu Dhabi by Lava

Close up Umbrellas, photo credit: LAVA Masdar Plaza, Oasis of the Future LAVA have provided us with this information on their prestigious project in Masdar – the new master-planned CO2 neutral district in Abu Dhabi. All images and information courtesy of LAVA. Please note the individual credits to the images. Copyright by desMena