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Title UAE and the Gulf : architecture and urbanism now / edited by George Katodrytis and Kevin Mitchell.

Published London : John Wiley & Sons, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  720.95357 UAE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 144 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, plans ; 28 cm.
Series Architectural design profile ; no. 233.
Architectural design ; [volume 85, number 1]
Profile (Chichester, England) ; 233.
Architectural design (London, England : 1971) ; v. 85, no. 1.
Notes "January/February 2015."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary At the end of the 20th century, Dubai attracted international media attention as the world sought to make sense of the city's extraordinary growth. Exuberant projects such as the Burj Arab, the Burj Khalifa and the Palm Islands attracted investment in dreams to transform the region. While the global financial crisis kept dreams from becoming reality, this issue of AD seeks to present a view of architecture and urbanism in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other states in the wider Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at a time when greater economic stability promises new beginnings. The issue presents examples of architecture that transcends preoccupation with fabricating images, and traces the process of making contemporary Gulf cities, from material tectonics to large-scale masterplans. By presenting the architecture of UAE and the Gulf within the context of broader regional developments and global trends, it highlights how projects in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have contributed to unprecedented urban growth, while emphasising the continuing environmental challenges of building in the region. In addition to highlighting various sustainable initiatives intended to counteract these challenges, the issue also explores how computational design and new technologies are being innovatively employed to mitigate the impact of arid climates.
Other author Katodrytis, George, editor.
Mitchell, Kevin, 1967- editor.
Subject Architecture -- United Arab Emirates -- 21st century.
Architecture -- Persian Gulf States -- 21st century.
Variant Title United Arab Emirates and the Gulf : architecture and urbanism now.
ISBN 9781118759066