AMBS Architects, founded by Iraqi architect Ali Moussawi, designed a 230 storey (1,152-metre-tall) building in Al Basra, Iraaq. The plan is to have the Bride Tower as the highest building and the first vertical city in the world increasing the city’s capacity by 2025.
Composed of four conjoined towers, The Bride tower’s 230 storeys would be topped by an 188-metre-tall antenna. The tower will be 152 metres higher than the planned height of the Kingdom Tower, in Saudi Arabia.
The proposed building has been named “The Bride” after “the bride of gulf”, a local reference to the fertile land surrounding Basra. Comprising four towers, the structure would house supermarkets, a school, a sky garden, commercial centre and residential neighbourhoods.
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According to designMena, Dubai will be creating the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building. The structure will be printed layer by layer using a 20 foot tall 3D printer and then assembled on site in just a few weeks time. The building will act as the temporary HQ for the staff of the Museum of the Future.
All interior furniture, detailing, and structural components will also be built using 3D printing technology, combining a mixture of Special Reinforced Concrete (SRC), Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GRG) and Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP). This combination will make it the most advanced 3D printed structure ever built at this scale and the first to be put into actual use.
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Fashion designer Calvin Klein just bought a beautiful house in Los Angeles for $25 Million. The residence was designed by architect Paul Mclean, and the interior was designed by Mary Ta from Minotti Los Angeles. Which is why you will notice that all the furniture proposed is from Minotti, the brand.
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Designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc and inspired by Dior’s couture lines, the new House of Dior Boutique is all about the curves found in flowing fabric, details such as the stitching represent the fine tailoring of Dior’s Parisian couture. He started his first research on the project back in 2011, and just opened this June.
“I thought about the movement of the fabrics, the weaving effects, and I created a facade that would explore these elements,” the architect explains. “This white softness is like the couturier’s toile when he’s at work. It has a sense of movement that plays with light. This sculptural suppleness was my starting point.” The House archives also inspired the building’s final form: the movement of those immense architectural sails is strongly reminiscent of the dresses Cyclone and Cocotte, designed by Christian Dior in 1948. With the House of Dior building , his two great passions, for haute couture and architecture, come together in a unique creation.
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The past prosperity of Kuwait – symbolized by the pearl diving dhows which sailed the Arabian Gulf – and its prospects for a bright future based on finances and investment come together in a design by KEO which is set to become a “beacon for the city”.
Yesterday, Constructionweekonline posted that KEO is working on the design for the new headquarters for the Kuwait Investment Authority located in the country’s capital city, the design for which is inspired by four elements based on traditional Islamic design – the courtyard, sustainability, the mashrabiya and traditional geometric shapes.
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Design director Raj Patel said: “The building is really in two parts. The large horizontal podium containing a VIP reception hall, conference center, dining hall, and public spaces are in the shape of a dhow – the vessel which bought riches to the country through fishing and pearl diving.
“Also included is the vertical modern tower piercing the skyline, which contains the private offices for the employees. It represents the future wealth of the country and its increasing global presence.
“Both forms are majestic and a powerful symbol of the past and future which remind the occupants and visitors that both can be celebrated in one project.”
The 220m tall tower is lifted six floors off ground level so the podium building slips through it. The tower consists of 40 floors which are stacked in five office courtyard atriums of eight floors each. Each of these eight storey courtyard atriums has a two storey atrium extending to the east, a four storey atrium extending to the north, and a two story atrium extending to the west. A central 16m x 16m open void on each floor is what links the eight floors together.
Dubai based McARTHUR + COMPANY, an international shopping center development and leasing firm, is proud to announce that its latest project Mall of Qatar is setting new customer service standards for Qatar’s malls as the nation’s first super regional shopping center.
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Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai is the world’s fifth Bulgari Hotels and Resorts property. Designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, Bulgari Resort and Residences Dubai is a first-of-its-kind master development in scale and magnitude that aesthetically translates the core values of its two partners – Bulgari and Meraas.
The Bulgari Resort will comprise 100 rooms and suites in the main hotel buildings, as well as 20 hotel villas and a full range of luxury hotel facilities, inclusive of the signature BVLGARI RISTORANTE and SPA. Each home at the Bulgari Residences has been meticulously designed to create efficient living spaces. All the 173 apartments and 15 mansions that comprise offer magnificent views. While the apartments range from one to three bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom penthouses, the mansions offer a variation of three to six bedrooms.
The development offers residents modern, sleek design and well-appointed features that make for unmatched hospitality and luxury living. The spacious interiors exude visual warmth and elegance even as the large glazed windows bring in the verdant freshness of the mesmerizing landscape outside.
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South Africa has become a hub of some of the world’s nicest residences in terms of architecture & interior design. Nico van der Meulen Architects have just completed a house in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Interior design by M Square Lifestyle Design.
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