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DUBAI CREEK HARBOUR

DUBAI CREEK HARBOUR

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties unveiled new designs for architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava’s landmark tower in the Dubai Creek Harbour.

Calatrava’s monumental design, chosen out of six proposals from competing firms, is influenced by the natural forms of the lily and evokes the shape of a minaret, a distinctive architectural feature in Islamic culture. 

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CAA futuristic cloud shaped proposal in korea

CAA futuristic cloud shaped proposal in korea

core of architecture and art — CAA — reveals its latest concept project, ‘wandering in the clouds’, located in south korea. inspired by the taoist concept of ‘yi’, the project is illustrated as a metaphorical ‘cloud’, which surrounds the mystical mount yukyang in samcheok city. the design is stimulated by the cloud forms depicted in east asian ancient fine art and is manifested as a series of bridges and buildings that embrace a sacred mountain within. the architectural program includes museum facilities, a culture and arts village, as well as the remembrance and memorial gardens. once these elements are combined together, they create a figurative place of culture and nature, which draw historical and symbolic reference from the city to embody the eastern spirit of general yisabu, whom the museum and memorial park are dedicated to.

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Container offices

 Container offices

When the going gets tough, seemingly impossible challenges can actually lead to surprising result. The printing firm drukta and mailing company formail approached with a limited budget , but with lots of ideas. Their openness of mind was the foundation for these offices , installed in used shipping containers. One of the main requirements was to simulate interaction between the offices and the work floor, which also had to be experienced by visiting clients and suppliers. Encapsulating the containers in the existing building results in a perfect interaction and creates a unique experience for each visitor.

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