Commercial-Residential Complex in Mashhad by BRT and DC[4s]

German architects BRT, in collaboration with Iranian architects Design Core [4s] win design competition in Iran All images and graphics courtesy of BRT; © by BRT;  See detailed credits at the end of this post Winning entry in a design competition for a commercial- residential complex in Mashad, second largest city of Iran German architects […]

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 […]

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 […]

ATI Center Tehran by Coop Himmelb(l)au

Coop Himmelb(l)au designed this urban enclave of mixed uses in Tehran. All images and information courtesy of Coop Himmelb(l)au; Images © by Coop Himmelb(l)au In 2004 Coop Himmelb(l)au were about to change the face of Tehran with their design for the ATI Center in  Sharak-E-Ouds, Tehran, Iran.

The National Museum, Saudi Arabia by Moriyama & Teshima

Acclaimed comtemporary architecture for a place of national identity designed by the Canadian architects Curved west wall recalls the sand dunes of the Saudi desert All images, plans and information courtesy of Moriyama & Teshima; Photos by Ajon Moriyama Opened in 1999, only 26 months after first concept sketches were brought to paper The National Museum in Riyadh […]

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