UAE and the Gulf : Architecture and Urbanism Now.Series: Architectural Design SerPublisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (144 pages)Content type:
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Cover -- Title Page -- Contents -- Copyright Page -- Editorial: Helen Castle -- About the Guest Editors -- Introduction: The Gulf Urbanisation -- Museum Development in the Gulf: Narrative and Architecture -- Qatar Museums: Nation and Identity -- The National Museum of Saudi Arabia: an Islamic Centre -- Bahrain: Architecture and the Pre-Islamic Past -- Abu Dhabi: Architecture and Global Imagining -- Museums as Agents of Identity-Making in the Gulf -- Cultural Exchange and Urban Appropriation: Spaces for Art in Sharjah's Historical Centre -- Coastal Settlement as a Ground for Exchange -- Extension of Non-Museum Spaces for Art -- Reclamation of the Historical Links and Permeability of Art and Culture Programmes -- Urban Potentialities -- Design for the Future: Educational Institutions in the Gulf -- Early Campus Design -- Contemporary Approaches to Persistent Challenges -- Campus Cities -- Future Projects and Prospects -- A City for Education -- The Insular -- The Connected -- The Public -- The Avant-Garde -- Building Foundations -- The Evolution of Tall Building in the Gulf: From the Sensational to the Sensitive -- Technical Advancements -- The Environmentally Progressive -- The Future of Tall Building in the Gulf Region -- Drawing on Sand: Cities in the Making -- Act 1 -- Traditional Communities of the Region in the Pre-Modern Era -- Act 2 -- Modernist Aspirations from the 1960s to the 1990s -- Act 3 -- Aspirations for Hedonistic Modernism in the Gulf, 1990s to 2008 -- Waterfronts and Coastal Resorts -- Urban Regeneration -- Desert -- Act 4 -- Boom & Bust … and Boom: Looking Forward to Getting it Right -- Inexhaustible Ambition: Two Eras of Planning in Doha, Qatar -- Episode One: 1971-86 -- Episode Two: 1999-Present -- New Hearts for Two Gulf Cities -- Urban Dynamics -- New Hearts -- Complex Challenges -- Broader Consequences.
Future Flyovers: Dubai in 1971 -- Dubai in Question -- The 1971 Plan: an Acceptance and a Refutation -- Planning by Text -- Plan as Image -- Let the 1970s Begin -- Urban and Architectural Sustainability in the Gulf -- Impacts on the Natural Environment -- Policy Responses -- Urban Design Projects -- Observations -- Fast Forwards: 10 Years of Sustainable Initiatives in the Gulf Region -- Pre-2006 -- 2006-8 -- 2008-14 -- Challenges and Successes -- Designs for New Buildings -- The Way Forward -- Performative Urbanism: An Emerging Model of the Gulf -- The Struggle for Integrity: Emerging Local Practices in the Gulf -- SHAPE -- AGi Architects -- Counterpoint A Field of Possibilities: The Post-Oil Future of Bahrain -- The Past that Made the Present -- Scenarios for a Future Without Oil -- In Between the Possible and the Plausible -- Contributors -- EULA.
At the end of the 20th century, Dubai attracted international media attention as the world sought to make sense of the city's extraordinary growth. Exuberant projects such as the Burj Arab, the Burj Khalifa and the Palm Islands attracted investment in dreams to transform the region. While the global financial crisis kept dreams from becoming reality, this issue of AD seeks to present a view of architecture and urbanism in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other states in the wider Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at a time when greater economic stability promises new beginnings. The issue presents examples of architecture that transcends preoccupation with fabricating images, and traces the process of making contemporary Gulf cities, from material tectonics to large-scale masterplans. By presenting the architecture of UAE and the Gulf within the context of broader regional developments and global trends, it highlights how projects in the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have contributed to unprecedented urban growth, while emphasising the continuing environmental challenges of building in the region. In addition to highlighting various sustainable initiatives intended to counteract these challenges, the issue also explores how computational design and new technologies are being innovatively employed to mitigate the impact of arid climates. Contributors include: Ameena Ahmadi, Kelly Hutzell, Varkki Pallathucheril, Todd Reisz, Rami el Samahy, Terri Meyer Boake, Jeffrey Willis. International architects: Foster + Partners, Frank Gehry, HOK, IM Pei, Legoretta + Legoretta, Jean Nouvelle, Reiser + Umemoto, Allies and Morrison. Regional architects: AGi (Kuwait), DXB.lab (UAE), X Architects (UAE).
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