• Theme: Building and Construction

    Smart City was a hot topic at the Big 5 conference organized by DMG Events in Dubai at the end of November 2017. But how can IoT revolutionize the construction industry? IoT offers the construction industry several application for roads and other infrastructure, buildings, concrete, cranes and quarries. Alaa Daghan,...

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    At Beirut Design Week 2017, Lebanese designer Nathalie Harb’s The Silent Room responded to the need for a unique space of tranquility in a noise-polluted city. Located in an empty parking lot by a busy highway bridge in an industrial neighborhood of Beirut, the bright pink, wooden-planked structure is open to the...

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    State-of-the-art design and landscaping meet health and community at Oxygen Park in Doha. The Qatar Foundation commissioned the 130,000-square-meter park dedicated to sport and outdoor recreation. Located in Education City, it provides students, faculty and the general public with parkland, subterranean team sport...

    The city of Sharjah, UAE, might reach its zero-waste landfill goal by 2020, as Foster + Partners will remodel the city’s principal landfill site for Bee’ah, the leading environmental energy and waste management company of the Middle East. Some of the firm’s technological endeavors include the introduction of...

    The United Arab Emirates projects establishing a functioning Martian colony within the next hundred years with its Mars 2117 Strategy. The Mars Science City will be a vast simulation space that realistically replicates the environment and atmosphere of planet Mars in the Emirates desert. It will feature laboratories...

    The lively, luxurious and ultramodern city of Dubai will once again house a world’s first: the Wasl Tower. Construction began in 2016 and, once completed, it will become the world’s tallest building to feature a ceramic facade, reaching 300 meters high. Commissioned by the Wasl Asset Management Group, UNStudio...

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    Portugal’s Web Summit, the “largest tech conference in the world”, once again brought over 1,000 speakers and 60,000 attendees. From this special event, we gathered information on how urbanism can benefit from technology and how this could soon affect the design of our cities. ArchiExpo e-Magazine interviewed...

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    Construction glass is a building element that will never go out of fashion. Its remarkable flexibility makes it a reliable construction material that speeds the work and is ideal for embellishing facades. Since the construction boom of the 1990s, the Middle East, and Dubai in particular, have seen building designs...

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        Known to the ancient Egyptians, glass was first used to create small decorative objects. With time, processing became more efficient and economical, leading to its usage for larger objects and structures such as buildings and houses. The birth of the Maison de Verre in 1932, built by French architect Pierre Chareau...

    It’s nearly three decades since Soviet planes last took off from an airbase near the Estonian city of Tartu. Today, a man-made object of a very different nature rises into the air from the long-deserted concrete runway. Designed by the now-dissolved architecture office of Italian-Israeli Dan Dorell, French-Lebanese...

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