Insights from the Curator: The National Pavillion UAE at LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 2016

National Pavilion United Arab Emirates la Biennale di Venezia to Highlight Transformations of the Emirati National House at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in 2016 – la Biennale di Venezia

Yasser Elsheshtawy, curator for the National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) la Biennale di Venezia and Associate Professor of Architecture at the UAE University, Al Ain, will present Transformations: The Emirati National House, an exhibition highlighting the transformations of the Emirati National House, also known as Sha’abi (folk) house. His focus is on how a basic housing model was adapted by residents to individualised homes, thus reflecting their culture and life style.

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SOM Munich Exhibition featuring Burj Khalifa

On view at Architekturgalerie München, ”The Engineering of Architecture” explores the research, design, and realization of cutting-edge structural engineering projects at SOM.​ The public exhibition is anchored around 20 skyscrapers designed for 10 cities around the globe, each modeled at 1:500 scale. Visitors tower next to SOM’s tallest buildings as they glimpse some of the firm’s most prolific and structurally complex projects.​

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