In the emirate’s skyscraper-filled Burj Khalifa district, Opus ME Dubai of the Meliá Hotels International chain is in a building that Zaha Hadid herself designed before dying in 2016. In a play of solids and hollows, opacity and transparency, the sch
The government of the United Arab Emirates is developing the ‘Mars 2117’ project, the objective of which is to build the first stable human settlement on the Red Planet within a time frame of 100 years. Part of this ambitious program is Mars Science
Passive bioclimatic systems temper 60% of the spaces. Air is drawn through the perimeter by means of moist esparto panels that generate adiabatic cooling, and is extracted through the cones thanks to the chimney effect... [+]
The pavilion is designed as an elongated gallery that rises and folds tracing a spiral shape, embracing a central oasis cladded with glazed tile in blue tones. Its modular and reconfigurable design guarantees the pavilion a second life after the Expo
The pavilion is wrapped with a skin of cellular polycarbonate sheets and vertical methacrylate tubes filled with different materials; in this way the color and textures take center stage during the day, and the translucency of the interiors stands ou
The building is a lightweight structure containing the different ‘boxes’ (closed spaces for specific exhibition purposes and services), and that functions as a ‘support stage’ for the textile walls that organize the free use areas... [+]
The design for the pavilion resorts to the use of light and shadow to transport visitors to Spain, proposing a large plaza surrounded by a lattice that touches the ground lightly, and is covered by the closed exhibition spaces that are placed on top,
A total of 13,792 m³ of air is enclosed in nine cylinders of recycled ETFE of 730 cm in diameter, supported by a light steel structure. The two front inflatables have the capacity to move to adapt to changing light, climate, and program conditions...
Resting on a platform with an uneven perimeter that accommodates a parking lot, shops, services and a high-rise garden, the towers, of 240 meters in height, house 447 luxury apartments for western businesspeople living in Dubai. The slenderness
Con sus 828 metros de altura, que la convierten en el techo construido del mundo, Burj Khalifa combina su rigurosa estructura con la apertura de sus espacios al exterior.
Emplazado en el distrito financiero de Dubai, aspirante a convertirse en uno de los más importantes del mundo, el proyecto apuesta por añadir grados de dificultad al rascacielos aislado, dibujando tres torres entrelazadas en las que se disponen vivie
The firm founded in London by the late Zaha Hadid and now headed by Patrik Schumacher has in the skyscraper district of Dubai just completed Hotel Opus ME, one of those buildings whose hollows perhaps cost more than their solid parts. Contorted to th
The tower, called Burj Jumeira, is situated in the Al Sufouh area of Dubai close to the Burj Al Arab. Plans show it will be surrounded by a mixed-use, residential and commercial zone dubbed. Rather than wait until post-expo to start building, constru
The team formed by Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri (Temperaturas Extremas Arquitectos) is the winner of the competition for the privilege of building Spain’s pavilion at the Universal Exhibition of 2020, to be held in Dubai. The winnin
‘Back on the Chain Gang,’ the song by Chrissie Hynde written after the collective overdose of the British band The Pretenders, would be the perfect metaphor for the endemic schizophrenia of Dubai’s property market. Every year the emirate hosts ‘Citys
The real estate crisis that led to the financial collapse of the emirate of Dubai marks the end of an urban model; another of the Gulf emirates, Abu Dhabi, proposes an alternative model with Masdar, a new city with no emissions and no waste.
El desajuste de los mercados inmobiliarios ha reducido sustancialmente el crecimiento económico de los Estados que, como Dubai, eran emblema del boom especulativo. Lejos quedan ya los fastos pirotécnicos que iluminaban el perfil de la palmera constru
Si nuestra Arcadia feliz es el mall temático de paisajismo acolchado, seguridad a prueba de bombas y shopping ubicuo, Dubai y Abu Dhabi ofrecen un anticipo de esa tierra prometida en pos de la que atravesamos el desierto los aldeanos globales: hace y
The silamic continent is an archipelago. If architecture is to provide an example, the image reflected in the dark mirror of Muslim construction is a landscape fractured into abnormal splinters, a warm sea of poverty and violence dotted with islands