Saturday, 4 February 2012

The Modern Architecture Of Dubai

As the world continues to progress into the future, gadget are getting smaller, transportation are getting smarter, world population are growing so as the architecture are growing even taller than ever, the design it self is getting weird without compromising the safety of its occupants. to me modern architecture is more an art than a building, an art of the city skyscrapers, an art that attracts tourist among others.

Dubai a modern city, a city of many first  and largest as well as tallest, let us look into to artist impression of these marvelous the art of modern skyscrapers.

The future of Dubai waterfront

The Burj Dubai

The Burj Khalifah A.K.A Burj Dubai, is now the tallest building the world, with the highest tip of 829.84 (2,723ft) no wonder it is the tallest man made structure to exist in the world today. 

Construction began in 21st September 2004, completed in 1st October 2009, The Burj Khalifah officially opens on the 4th January 2010.

The total cost for the project was about US$1.5 billion; and for the entire "Downtown Dubai" development, US$20 billion. In March 2009, Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of the project's developer, Emaar Properties, said office space pricing at Burj Khalifa reached US$4,000 per sq ft (over US$43,000 per m²) and the Armani Residences, also in Burj Khalifa, sold for US$3,500 per sq ft (over US$37,500 per m²).

Dubai Sport City

With an area of 50,000,000 Square feet and a total building cost of 4billion dollars project Dubai Sport City said to be the only fully dedicated sport city in the world, Dubai sport city is fully completed in 2011. [more]

'the cloud' is a speculative design for a resort city elevated 300 metres in the air above dubai and supported on slanting legs resembling rain. it is designed by nadim karam of lebanese architect atelier hapsitus. it is a horizontal presence on an elevated platform, an antithesis to the sum of skyscrapers spreading over the entire region.

'dubai hub one' is a design proposal for a cultural hub, serving the UAE. designed by studio nova, the space has been created to work in much the same way as a shopping mall, except for the consumption of culture instead of goods. its forms have been generated using algorithms and special programing scripts creating a dense structure of spaces.

zaha hadid' dancing towers are planned to be located in dubai's business bay development area. the plan consists of three buildings which rise up from the ground bending and intertwining with each other to create fluid animation of the forms.

'opus' is another dubai building designed by british architect zaha hadid. the 235 million GBP development was designed for the business bay for omniyat properties. it stands at 20 stories located next to the towering burj dubai. hadid's concept was to have the building open onto the city, framing the views. completed in the year 2010.

Dubai Pearl, an expansive luxury development overlooking Palm Jumeirah, has received the go-ahead after the building permit for the €2.6 billion project was granted. Schweger Association Architects are responsible for the design of the various buildings included within the development. [read more]

the 'eta hotel' is a 68-room boutique hotel complete with restaurant, bar and roof top pool located in a high density commercial neighborhood in dubai. the structure was designed by sanjay puri & mimish shah, an indian firm. [read more]

'dubai grand pyramid' obviously derives its form from the egyptian pyramids, with a modern twist. this pyramid will be a multi-use space and will be flanked by two smaller pyramids housing the developer falconcity's offices and commercial space for a theme park.

'the 'arabian blade' is a mixed-use tower designed by claudio catalano. the building was inspired by plant forms and combines several volumes into one unit. it will contain residences, a hotel and commercial space.

'dubai towers' is the centerpiece for the large 'lagoons' development. the buildings and the 

development were all conceived of by TVS. the four towers range in size from 54 to 97 floors
and were inspired by the flames and movement of candlelight. 

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (NECAD) was officially opened by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Saeed Al Nadin, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, on February 18, 2007. By this time in record time (8 months) the first phase of construction of the exhibition center has been completed. Its total area currently stands at 94 thousand square meters, of which 28 thousand is an exhibition space that includes seven exhibition halls, two conference halls (1,5 thousand and 0,8 thousand square meters), nine meeting rooms, 2 thousand square meters of caterers, 12 shops, offices of various companies (airlines, banks, pharmacies, etc.). At 12 thousand square meters there are offices of leading companies - organizers of exhibitions. Reed Exhibitions, IIR Middle East, DMG World Media, CMPi, Turrent Middle East are among them. [read more]

architect david fisher is the designer of the 'da vinci rotating tower', one of the most innovative an unique buildings to be built in dubai. the 250 meter tower will allow each floor to rotate freely allowing the building to shift its shape. in between each floor horizontal wind turbines will allow the building to produce energy.


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