Sultan Sooud Al- Qassemi is a popular Emirati commentator on Arab affairs and is widely followed and recognised on Twitter.
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.
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.
Behind Dubai’s towering skyline, there’s a cluster of buildings rising up out of the sand. Most of them are still under construction. This is d3, the Dubai Design District, an area built to house the studios and offices of the region’s most creative minds.