Dubai

Dubai’s Wave Tower Seascraper is Green Too

September 13, 2010 / No Comments

Dubai’s new skyscraper, ‘The Wave Tower’, will be introducing a novel way of energy consumption. Its ‘green’ design promises to use the ‘state-of-the-art sustainable technologies’ which will help in saving energy and water efficiently.

GEOtube Building Would Spin Spider Webs of its own

February 25, 2010 / No Comments

Usually, buildings don't take kindly to things like webs, so much that spider webs have come to signify abandoned or worse, haunted buildings and houses. The future may however, change such perceptions, after it has worked really hard that is, because we're not going anywhere near a building that spins cobwebs. That happens to be the entire premise of ...

Robert Ferry’s Almeisan Tower for Za’abeel Park

July 15, 2009 / No Comments

I have been looking at a lot into greener structures of late and this iteration from  architect Robert Ferry has captivated my imagination the most. It was an entrant at a design competition in Dubai which required him to design a tall emblem for the Za’abeel Park. Sadly, it was rejected. Nonetheless, the Almeisan Tower does give us a glimpse into ...

Dubai’s Food City – The Green Utopia?

May 13, 2009 / No Comments

Dubai's free zone— the Food City, as it was named by the city's Chamber of Commerce, has been designed by the creative architects from GCLA as a self sufficient metropolis. An off-the-grid structure that doesn't lack on sustainable features, the future-forward urban quarter is going to sport vertically stacked green walls and aquatic farms, artificial roof landscapes, renewable energy and ...

Helix Hotel: Dubai’s Green Tale Gets a Few Cool Twists and Turns

April 7, 2009 / No Comments

There is absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind at this point that the Middle East is the sand box for eco-architects and designers who wish to incorporate green designs with fluid forms, creating structures of beauty, utility and majesty. Since there's a demand for unique, astonishing and eco-friendly buildings, the Helix Hotel is just one of those. Designed by Leeser Architects ...

Dubai’s Jumeirah Gardens Master Plan – Highest Environmental Standards

October 15, 2008 / 3 Comments

While the world is witnessing a terrible financial crunch, Dubai remains calm and unaffected by this crisis. Their vivid taste for exotic high rise constructions fuels their desire for more of the kind. Meeras Construction is one such company which has visions of making Dubai a very Hi-Tech city. It has recently roped in two architects, Adrian Smith and Gordon ...

Wind-Powered Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai

June 11, 2008 / 10 Comments

Dubai continues to set standards and, why not with all the money the little kingdom has in the bank. Oil money. Our money. Dr. David Fisher is the designer of this Dynamic Architecture - a wind-powered rotating skyscraper, 420 meters high and with 80 floors that rotate independently. A total of 48 wind turbines will be installed between each floor ...