Sunday, October 28, 2007

Arabian Heights

This nicely titled article in the Washington Post speaks to my general interest in urbanism and my specific fascination for all that is arising around me here in the Sandlands. Quote...

"The United Arab Emirates has been a dreamland for architects, providing them steady work, big fees, bold possibilities and in many cases, a canvas that is larger and blanker than any they might find on their home turf. As architecture, three of these projects [in Abu Dhabi] are visionary. But they are visions of a purely architectural sophistication, beautiful gems destined for delivery to the super rich, with little of humanity stirring in their bold and beautiful spaces."

1 comment:

nzm said...

That's an amazing image of the marina.

We used to live in the second left high tower with the "lotus" on top. Makes me feel homesick for Dubai!