United Arab Emirates. Architectural Guide
Architecture in the United Arab Emirates boasts a great diversity of design possibilities. In addition to famous record-breaking buildings in Abu Dhabi and Dubai as well as the neo-traditional edifices found in Sharjah, sophisticated constructions and trendsetting projects can also be found in the smaller emirates. Furthermore, there are numerous examples of a new generation of Emirati architecture, whose focus lies on sustainability and the preservation of diverse building traditions.
Presented in this architectural guide are more than 200 buildings and projects in this still young country which, owing to its rich oil reserves, has been catapulted within three generations from austere Bedouin culture into the era of the Burj Khalifa. Examined is everything from spectacular high-tech structures to Islamic-Arab projects. The depiction is complemented by interviews with international and local architects, well-informed articles and knowledgeable essays related to culture and history.
The joint authors of Hendrik Bohle and Jan Dimog cast a critical and well-informed eye on the multi-faceted architecture and visionary construction projects in the United Arab Emirates. This title thus presents a complex portrait of this ever-evolving land.
Hendrik Bohle, Dipl.-Ing. architect, studied at the Technical University Berlin and at the BTU Cottbus. Project architect, urban researcher and author of a wide range of specialist publications. His Architekturführer Istanbul (Architectural Guide Istanbul) was also released by DOM publishers. Together with Jan Dimog, he runs TheLink.berlin, the international online travel magazine specialising in the topic of architecture..
Jan Dimog, Reporter, PR-Editor and screenwriter for national and international publishing companies, institutions and projects in Germany, Afghanistan and the Philippines. His Architekturführer Istanbul (Architectural Guide Istanbul) was also released by DOM publishers. Together with Hendrik Bohle he runs TheLink.berlin, the international online travel magazine specialising in the topic of architecture..
Peter Jackson, RIBA, studied architecture at the Bartlett School, UCL; previously worked in London, then in Dubai, Muscat and Jordan. In 1980, he founded his architectural practice in Zimbabwe. Publications on architectural-historical themes, including Windtowers (with Anne Coles) and Historic Buildings of Harare. In 2002 he returned to the UAE, and since then has been an advisor to the government of Sharjah and was appointed director of the RIBA Board.
|Maße (L/B/H)||24.6/13.6/2.2 cm|
|Originaltitel||Architekturführer Vereinigte Arabische Emirate|